psychological theories

Psychology
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  • After reading about the different personality theories (psychodynamic, humanistic, social-cognitive), choose one that most interests you.
  • Describe what you like about the theory.
  • Discuss any weaknesses in this theory.
  • Choose a psychological disorder from your readings. Explain the symptoms of this disorder. Then use the personality theory you chose to help understand what might make a person develop the disorder that you chose.
May 26th, 2015

Theory that interests me:psychodynamic, I like it because:One strength of the biological approach is that it is very scientific. This is a strength because the experiments used are measurable, objective and can be repeated to test for reliability. Also, the researcher has more control over the variables which is evident in Selye's study of rats which led to him developing the theory of General Adaptation Syndrome.

Weakness of psychodynamic theory:

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One weakness of the psychodynamic approach is that it is unfalsifiable. This is a weakness because the assumptions can not be scientifically measured or proved wrong. An example of this is the idea of the mind being split into three parts.

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  it is deterministic. This is a weakness because it suggests that behaviour is pre-determined and people do not have free will. An example of this is the psychosexual stages.

Personality disorder: Cluster C personality disorder ( narcistic)


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