What are the fundamental principles of the psychodynamic approach suggested by Freud?
This approach explains that people are influenced by drives and instincts (a certain tendency that influences their behavior) many of these instincts and drives are buried deep in our unconscious mind. It also looks at how our childhood experiences have a huge effect on our behavior and feelings as adults.
DRIVES – We are all born with drives and instincts to satisfy biological urges (sex and aggression) also called Eros and Thanatos these lie behind every motivation we experience and how we are not aware of how these drives influence our behavior
CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE – Freud argued that mental disorders originated from unresolved, unconscious traumas from early childhood of which most of us have no memory off. These childhood experiences have a great influence on our personality and the way we think, feel and act like an adult. The childhood experience is relevant to my individual because Freud suggested that mental disorders come from unresolved traumas of early childhood I think this could relate to Jackie being abused as a child (due to her living environment using outside toilets). I think Jackie has repressed this childhood trauma because of feelings of shame and guilt this would help me to better understand the cause of her behavior, anxiety and chaotic lifestyle.
Sociology is this study of human society, human behavior and how different aspects of society can influence the way people think and behave. It looks at how different social concepts and social influences can influence the way we behave and live our lives.