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The models of abnormality cont’d

The Psychodynamic Model

Oldest and most famous psychological model

Based on the belief that a person’s behavior (whether normal or abnormal) is determined largely by underlying dynamic-that is, interacting-psychological forces of which he or she is not consciously aware

  • Abnormal symptoms are the result of conflict among these forces

Father of psychodynamic theory and psychoanalytic theory:

  • Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

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