Strengths and Weaknesses

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Strengths of Psychodynamic/analytic

very encompassing theory

Strengths of Psychodynamic/analytic

explains a great deal of human behavior

Strengths of Psychodynamic/analytic

led to many discoveries

Strengths of Psychodynamic/analytic

dream interpretation

Strengths of Psychodynamic/analytic

talking therapy

Strengths of Psychodynamic/analytic

importance of childhood and experience

Strengths of Psychodynamic/analytic

defense mechanisms

Strengths of Psychodynamic/analytic

levels of consciousness

Weaknesses of Psychodynamic/analytic

it explains but does not predict human behavior

Weaknesses of Psychodynamic/analytic

theory is not testable-terms are too ambiguous

Weaknesses of Psychodynamic/analytic

theory is too simplistic

Weaknesses of Psychodynamic/analytic

tension reduction theory is inadequate

Weaknesses of Psychodynamic/analytic

relies on case study approach

Strengths of Behaviorism

committed to systematic research and theory development

Strengths of Behaviorism

recognizes the role of situational and environmental variables in influencing behavior

Strengths of Behaviorism

provides a variety of therapy techniques that have been found to be very reliable

Strengths of Behaviorism

uses experimental methodology and test data

Strengths of Behaviorism

experimental design has the potential to establish cause and effect relationships

Weaknesses for behaviorism

oversimplifies personality and neglects important phenomenon

Weaknesses for behaviorism

lacks a single, unified theory

Weaknesses for behaviorism

deals with only simple behaviors

Strengths of Humanism

focuses on important aspects of human existence

Strengths of Humanism

attempts to recognize the holistic integrated aspects of personality

Strengths of Humanism

tries to integrate humanism and empiricism

Strengths of Humanism

aims at a systematic inquiry into the necessary and sufficient conditions for therapeutic change

Weaknesses of Humanism

may exclude certain phenomena

Weaknesses of Humanism

lacks objective measure of behavior beyond self report

Weaknesses of Humanism

ignores the impossibility of being totally capable of understanding

Strengths of Trait/Biological

generated a great deal of research

Strengths of Trait/Biological

uses a variety of new research strategies

Strengths of Trait/Biological

strong ties with biology

Strengths of Trait/Biological

developed many assessment devices

Strengths of Trait/Biological

interesting hypotheses

Weaknesses of Trait/Biological

leave out important concepts of will, level of awareness, process of change

Weaknesses of Trait/Biological

generally rely on self report data

Weaknesses of Trait/Biological

circularity problem

Weaknesses of Trait/Biological

limitations of factor analysis

Strengths of Social Cognitive

tied very strongly to research

Strengths of Social Cognitive

considers important phenomenon

Strengths of Social Cognitive

developing and elaborating as a theory

Strengths of Social Cognitive

brought attention to important theoretical issues

Strengths of Social Cognitive

important contributions to health management and psycho therapy

Weaknesses of Social Cognitive

it is not yet a systematic unified theory

Weaknesses of Social Cognitive

need to be careful with reliability of self report data

Weaknesses of Social Cognitive

don't talk about growth and development

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