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Core Tenets of Behaviorism and Psychoanalysis

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A 5-year-old has separation anxiety and cannot be apart from his mother. When she leaves him at school, he has tantrums and then often is separated from the other children due to his disruptive behavior. Which perspective do you think can help this behavior?

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Core tenets of behaviorism and psychoanalysis are briefly offered in this tutorial.

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Separation anxiety can often be dissected using Bowlby's theory as well as Freudian or Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic object relation theories are also applicable here.

First, Bowlby's theories are relevant since he sees attachment as rooted biologically. His ideas are also applicable here since they focus ...

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