Unit 3 Health And Social Care Level 3 P3 Essay

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In this task I will be outlining each of the major perspectives in the list below (P1). I will then add to each outline an explanation of the limitations of the perspective (M1). Psychodynamic Theory The Psychodynamic theory was developed by Sigmund Freud. The studies of the human mind lead Freud believing that the early experiences of individuals, affected their personality later on in life. Freud also believed that the mind was made up of three parts which were the id, ego and superego. Early experience and its impact on later life Freud concentrates on how children grow, how their sexual instincts grow, how children feel pain, and gaining pleasure sexually. He developed the theory about human behaviour a personality. Freud believed…show more content…
Freud’s structure of Personality Freud believed that we were born with an id, ego and superego. The id is part of our unconscious mind that is hidden from conscious understanding; it is also responsible for the ‘I’ demands, such as ‘I want’ etc. The ego develops as the individual grows and is responsible for resolving the inner conflicts between the individualist demands made by the id and the super ego. The superego develops around the age of six and tries to conform to the demands made by others, such as the expectations from family and moral, ethical and cultural norms to do the right thing. This shows that personality is psychodynamic as it is made up of these three aspects, which can influence an individual to do things in a different way. Limitations The psychodynamic perspective only looks at the life stages of children up to adolescence and only talks about behaviour up to this age. This may have others arguing that people can change in the period from childhood to adulthood and therefore may not have the outcomes of what Freud
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