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Personality Theories, Psychodynamic

  • By: Patricia L. Kaminski
  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

The set of theories of personality development that are referred to collectively as psychodynamic or psychoanalytic vary dramatically in their specifics, but share a common lineage and several core concepts. Scholars agree that Sigmund Freud, the famous and controversial Austrian ...

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