Approaches

AQA Specification:

AS Level Content – 1st Year:

A Level Content – 2nd Year:

  • The psychodynamic approach: the role of the unconscious, the structure of personality, that is the ID, Ego and Super Ego, defence mechanisms including, repression, denial and displacement, psychosexual stages of development.
  • Humanist psychology: free will, self-actualisation and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, focus on the self, congruence, the role of conditions of worth. The influence of counselling psychology.
  • Comparison of approaches.
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