Evaluating Psychodynamic Personality Theories

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1.  A theory is a set of related assumptions that allows scientists to use logical reasoning to formulate testable hypotheses 2. 1. Generates Research – stimulate…
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  • 1.  A theory is a set of related assumptions that allows scientists to use logical reasoning to formulate testable hypotheses
  • 2. 1. Generates Research – stimulate and guide further research 2. Falsifiability – ability to be confirmed or disconfirmed 3. Organizes Data – has intelligible framework through organization and classification
  • 3. 4. Guides Action – provides a structure for finding answers to problems 5. Internally Consistent – components are logically compatible 6. Parsimonious – simplicity is preferred over complexity
  • 4.  DETERMINISM – behaviors are determined by forces over which they have no control  FREE CHOICE – people choose to be what they wish to be
  • 5.  PESSIMISM – people are doomed, miserable, conflicted, troubled?  OPTIMISM – people can change and grow into psychologically happy fully functioning human beings
  • 6.  CAUSALITY – holds that behavior is a function of past experiences  TELEOLOGY – explains in terms of future goals or purposes
  • 7.  CONSCIOUS  BIOLOGICAL  UNIQUENESS  UNCONSCIOUS  SOCIAL  SIMILARITIES
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