Psychodynamic Personality Theories Matrix
Using the text for this course, the University Library, the Internet, and/or other resources, complete the following table.
|Theory |Assumptions |Reliability |Validity |Application |
|Psychoanalytic Theory |Psychoanalytic theory originated with the |Based on his observations | “It is true that Freud essentially |Freud developed a theory that described development |
| |work of Sigmund Freud. Through his clinical |Psychoanalytic theory was an |considered psychoanalysis a pure science, |in terms of a series of psychosexual stages. |
| |work with patients suffering from mental |enormously influential force |but that is a view which has been |According to Freud, conflicts that occur during each |
| |illness, Freud came to believe that childhood|during the first half of the |superseded by the current view, which puts|of these stages can have a lifelong influence on |
| |experiences and unconscious desires |twentieth century but reliability |more emphasis on the issue of how fruitful|personality and behavior. |
| |influenced behavior. |is difficult or next to impossible|psychoanalytic treatment is as a | |
| | |to substantiate. |treatment. Even if an inordinate amount of| |
| | | |time is spent... [continues]
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