Create a 2- to 3-page brochure including graphics, on traditional psychodynamic theories. Describe personality. Discuss the main tenets of each theory, how they apply to personality and behavior, and the strengths and limitations of each theory.
Personality theory- fundamental principles:
i) determinism- mental events are not random or accidental, rather thoughts, feelings and impulses are events in a chain of causal phenomena. Thus there is a connection between events and experiences
ii) topographic- mental states can be seen as both conscious and unconscious
iii) dynamic - the interaction between libidinal and aggressive impulses ie. impulses, drives
iv) genetic- origins ...
A summary of psychodynamic theory as it relates to personality