Psycho dynamic Approach, sociology homework help

The Psychodynamic Approach is yet another different type of approach to leadership. It does not bother itself with studying traits or skills or styles or behaviors. It is based on personality assessments of the leaders and subordinates. Several personality trait assessment tools can be used including the ego state model from transactional analysis to the personality types of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

For this Discussion review the three case studies in the course text and select one. Answer the questions provided with the case study you selected.

Write your responses to the questions for the case you selected. Be thorough and specific. Explain how you might apply one of the psychological types to the person described in the case you selected. Analyze the relationship between the psychological type you selected and the role of leadership. Provide an example from your experience or one from the Learning Resources that supports your response while adhering strictly to APA style of format and reference.


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    • Chapter 12, “Psychodynamic Approach” (pp. 295-328)
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