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Example of Psychodynamic Perspective

The psychodynamic perspective is a systematic analysis methodology. Psychodynamics relates to the conscious and unconscious mental processes which govern an individual's behavior. A psychodynamic perspective is therefore a perspective based on study of these factors in psychological conditions. Obsessive behavior, for example, may be based on a dynamic which is unknown or unrecognized as such by the patient, whose behavior is almost automatic. There may be multiple factors in play in the development of an accurate perspective, requiring the patient to modify or recognize these issues consciously.

Examples of Psychodynamic Perspective:

Compulsions analysis
Habituated behaviors
Irrational behavior
'Neurotic' behavior based on underlying issues
http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept/d46/psy/dev/Fall98/Theories/Psycho.html
http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~drbryce/Resistance%20from%20a%20Psychdynamic%20Perspective.pdf

Image Example of Psychodynamic Perspective:

Illustration of the human brain and skull.