provide a summary of the psychodynamic perspective.
The psychodynamic perspective mainly emphasizes unconscious psychological processes, and contends that childhood experiences are crucial in shaping adult personality.
The psychodynamic perspective has with time evolved considerably since Freud’s time, and now includes innovative new approaches such as object relations theory and neuropsychoanalysis.
Some psychodynamic concepts have held up well to empirical scrutiny while others have not, and aspects of the theory remain controversial, but the psychodynamic perspective continues to influence many different areas of contemporary psychology.
Some examples of behaviors and their explanations using psychodynamic perspective include: Obsessive hand washing could be linked to a trauma in childhood that now causes this behavior, nail-biting may be caused by an anxiety inducing childhood event, also compulsive behavior is hair plucking.