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Dreams and slips of the tongue are viewed as indications of what a person is truly feeling within a seething cauldron of unconscious psychic activity. The origins of the psychodynamic view are intimately linked with one individ ual: Sigmund Freud. Freud was a Viennese physician in the early 19005 whose ideas about unconscious determinants of behavior had a revolutionary effect on ""enticth-century thinking, not just in psychology but in related fields as well. Although some of the Original Freudian principles have been roundly criticized, the contemporary psychodynamic perspecti ve has provided a means not only to understand and treat some kinds of psychological disorders but also to understand everyday phenomena such as prejudice and aggression.
Why do you think so many psycho logists work. in col lege settings? 6% As these advertisements suggest, psychologists are employed in a variety of settings. Man y doctoral-level psychologists are employed by institutions of higher learning (universities and colleges) or are self-employed, usually working as private practitioners treating clients (see Figure 3). Other work s ites include hospitals, clinics, mental health centers, counseling centers, government human-services organizations, and schools (APA, 2000).
Stand how aggression begins in children and how it may be prevented. For example, psychologists Brad Bushman and Craig Anderson have been looking at the ways in which violent video games may result in heightened violence on the part of those who play them. They h~ve found that people who play such games have an altered view of the world, seeing it as a mo re violent place. In addition, they are more apt to resJXlnd to aggresSion even when provoked only minimally. Other psychologists are working to limit the prevalence of violent behavior, and some have designed programs to teach people how to cope with expos ure to violence (Bushman & Anderson, 2001, 2002; Crawford, 2002).