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House museums #29: Sigmund Freud

  • The article includes a photograph of Freud’s ‘famous couch’. Briefly explain how psychodynamic psychologists view mental illness

  • Outline Freud’s views on the role of the unconscious

  • The article mentions Freud’s daughter Anna, who developed her father’s work on ‘defence mechanisms’. Outline three defence mechanisms

  • The article notes that “some of Freud’s theories on sexuality and the subconscious have been challenged.” Outline some of the key challenges to the psychodynamic approach

  • Discuss the contribution and legacy of Sigmund Freud to psychology

Danny Galbraith, St Bartholomew’s School

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