Psychodynamic Theory of Phobias


A-Levels Psychology (PSYB2 - Phobias/OCDs) Flashcards on Psychodynamic Theory of Phobias, created by Adam O'Rourke on 05/31/2013.
Flashcards by Adam O'Rourke, updated more than 1 year ago
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Question Answer
Repression and Displacement Unacceptable fears are repressed and then displaced into neutral stimuli
Little Hans Freuds interpretation was that Hans displaced his fear of his father from the oedipus complex into horses
Agoraphobia Results from separation anxiety experienced by the child. Serves the function of staying at home and this reduces separation anxiety in the unconscious
Evaluation The unconscious cannot be studied scientifically Little Hans provides very little evidence
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