psychodynamics


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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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By reviewing the psychodynamics of this phenomena, I think important insights can be gained for the therapeutic care of DID patients as well as a subset of adult victims of childhood trauma who report same-sex attractions and behavior.
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Stressing Bachmann's famous statement on fascism being "the first thing in the relationship between a man and woman" (29), Schlipphacke shows how relentlessly Bachmann "links the psychodynamics of power and gender with the critique of fascism in a manner that reduces all gender dynamics to the dichotomy Nazi/sadist/father-Jew/masochist/daughter" (47).
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