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psychodynamics

[¦sī·kō·dī′nam·iks]
(psychology)
The study of human behavior from the point of view of motivation and drives, depending largely on the functional significance of emotion, and based on the assumption that an individual's total personality and reactions at any given time are the product of the interaction between his genetic constitution and his environment.
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The systems psychodynamic perspective was developed at the Tavistock Institute in London (Miller 1993) based on its annual international group relations training events over 60 years (Brunner, Nutkevitch & Sher 2006; Fraher 2004).
Nonetheless, this book is indeed a contribution to an overlooked psychodynamic perspective on caring and would be useful for any serious scholar of care.
In the past, personality disorders were explained almost exclusively from a psychodynamic perspective.
The psychodynamic perspective views body image problems as resulting from interactions with the child's caretaker during the first two or three years of life.
The psychodynamic perspective helps replace grandiose expectations with realistic ones and clarifies the conflicts that arise between the roles of psychopharmacologist and psychotherapist.
9) Support for the cognitive psychodynamic perspective is found in the emergence of a consensus that formed among cognitive and personality psychologists around a vast body of theory and research (see, e.
The limited research that does exist is dominated by a psychodynamic perspective.