There are many different reasons that Alice may be having a difficult time being successful in math. Looking at Alice’s predicament from a psychodynamic perspective it may be assumed that at some point in Alice’s life she did not receive enough gratification or she received too much gratification at one of the stages of development. Most likely in Alice’s case this would have occurred during the ages of 12 months to 3 years during the anal stage where she would develop doubts about self, and lack of independence, or during the ages of 5-6 which is the latency stage where she would develop feelings of inferiority and no sense of mastery. Another approach to the reasons behind Alice’s difficulty in math could be observed through the behavioral perspective. With this theory it could be deduced that because for so many years Alice tried hard to be successful at math and failed at all attempts that she stopped trying. This is an example of operant conditioning. By Alice receiving negative feedback from all of her attempts to do well at math she learned that no matter what she tried to do she would still not be able to succeed. She was negatively reinforced for her positive behavior which in turn led to her no longer trying to succeed. We can next look at a cognitive perspective for Alice’s trouble in math. With this theory it might be assumed that because Alice does not do well at math that she does not have the mental capabilities to be successful and that she does not value math at all. Perhaps Alice never learned good study techniques or never learned how to focus on math. Perhaps she doesn’t care if she succeeds at math or if she ever learns how to do it. Looking at Alice from a humanistic perspective it can be assumed that over time as Alice grows and matures, she will choose through her own free will that she does want to succeed at math. She will realize her own potential and through self-actualization strive to reach her fullest potential and become a whiz at…
presenting issues. Here a case study of Jane is used to argue /evaluate and assess how both a psychodynamic counselor and cognitive behavioral therapist (CBT) would view the case study of Jane from their perspectives. Consideration will be given from both a psychodynamic approach and CBT approach of how a therapist might work with Jane. The main similarities and differences of both the psychodynamic and CBT approaches will be analyzed. This will lead into an evaluation of which is the most appropriate…
Psychodynamic and Humanistic Perspectives
As we know, the study and field of Psychology has grown exponentially over the last century. In terms of studying mental processes and behavior, Psychologists now have developed several approaches or perspectives in their quests to explore the human psyche. Each approach comprises its own beliefs and dynamics, they all have a certain basis to start from and guide the psychologist, affecting his or her opinions and theories; psychodynamic, behaviorist…
Running head: BASIC PERSPECTIVES ON MOTIVATION
Basic Perspectives on Motivation: Evaluating Five
Accounts for Sleep and Sleep Deprivation
University of Southern Queensland
Sleep deprivation is prevalent in industrialized societies and has been linked to serious health issues and traffic accidents. This essay views sleep and sleep deprivation from five different motivational perspectives in order to gain a holistic understanding of the phenomena. From evolutionary…
General Psychology 111
Instructor Dr. Natasha Houston
September 28, 2009
The history of psychology dates back as far as the writings of Aristotle and Plato in 350 B.C. Psychology was considered only a philosophy not a science until the late 1800’s. Wilhelm Wundt established the first psychology laboratory at the University of Leipzig. In this paper the following theoretical perspectives will be summarized (a) The Behaviorist Perspective (b) The…
Foundation of Psychology
February 10th, 2014
Foundation of Psychology
In this essay, I will be discussing the four major perspectives of psychology (also called the schools of thought) and their underlying assumptions as well as the primary biological foundations of psychology linked to behavior. The four perspectives guide psychological thinking and offers points of views on phenomena.
Sigmund Freud developed a theory of mental life and behavior and an approach to treating…
The Psychodynamic Approach to Organizational Behavior in Health Care Settings
Bradley F Sorte
Florida Atlantic University
Dr. Alan Whiteman
April 10, 2014
Of the psychological theories that describe human behavior, psychodynamics has for the most part been relegated to the sidelines when applied in the organizational setting. However, to ignore the complex emotional and dynamic reenactments that occur in the organizational setting, and as such guide organizational…
P1. I am now going to explain the different psychological approaches involved in a health practice. The six different psychological approaches are; Behaviourist Perspective, Social Learning Theory, Psychodynamic Perspective, Humanistic Perspective, Cognitive Perspective and finally the Biological Perspective.
The Behaviorist Perspective is mainly about believing that learning has occurred when you can visually see the changes in behaviour. The behavioural learning model is the result of 'Conditioning'…
DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOLOGY
The following paper consists of an explanation, of what the history of psychology taught us
about the human behaviour. This explanation consists of summarising the different
perspectives in psychology. Each perspective is trying to view the human mind and behaviour
from a different angle, i.e. the biological perspective tries to analyse the human behaviour by
understanding the biological and physical structure of the brain and the nervous…
appears in adolescence but more common in elderly. Related to income and poverty which is related to race.
4. Be familiar with the different perspectives (Socio cultural, Psychodynamic, etc) of the etiology of GAD. Also be familiar with the research supporting these perspectives.
Sociocultural- develop in people in dangerous social conditions
psychodynamic- all children experience certain anxiety but can be overrun by neurotic or moral anxiety which sets the stage for GAD
humanisitic- anxiety happens…
and functionalism, demonstrate the various processes that psychologists went through to help them understand the mind at the first stages of psychology. Later the school of thoughts became known as perspectives in which we will discuss psychodynamic, behaviorist, cognitive, and evolutionary perspectives. Then we can go beyond and learn about the biological foundations of psychology.
The first school of thought evolved from using the Wilhelm Wundts introspection method known as structuralism. Structuralism…