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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