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.
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:
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.
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)
May 26th, 2015
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