â?¢ Basic or underlying assumptions
â?¢ Deterministic versus free will
Awareness of self (e.g., conscious versus unconscious motives for behavior)
Proposed by Harry Sullivan as one of the first US psychologists, the theory looks at the interpersonal aspects of individuals and how they act. Basic assumption of the interpersonal theory is that the person acts in relation to others around her/him and the tensions between a person and other people arise due to the needs of the person and the anxieties associated with meeting those ...
Short essay answer - Object relations theory