Fortunately, researchers have attempted to address some of the criticisms of early psychodynamic theories by studying and testing the theories in a wide range of contexts. In this discussion, you will select a study involving one psychodynamic theory of interest to you and determine if and how the results supported the theory or contributed to its evolution.
- Review this week’s Learning Resources on psychodynamic theories.
- Select one psychodynamic theory (e.g., psychoanalytic, psychosocial development) that interests you the most.
- Locate a research article that includes the psychodynamic theory you selected.
- Reflect on what you learned last week about the research-theory cycle. Think about how the theory was incorporated in the study and whether or not the findings provide evidence in support of the theory.