WHAT IS THE ADAPTATIONAL PSYCHODYNAMICS?
It is so useful to know some information about adaptational psychodynamics well.
Sandor Rado’s “Adaptational Psychodynamics” is an attempt to create a
comprehensive, scientific mind-body approach to human behavior. Adaptation (in the Darwinian sense) is the key concept for Rado and it is defined in his theory as a process by which the organism comes to survive in its environment through achieving a functional balance between motivation and control. Rado believes that adaptations are“improvements in the organisms’ patterns of interaction with its environment that increase its chances for survival, cultural self-realization, and perpetuation of its type.”
For Rado, psychotherapy involves helping the patient to plan a better adaptation to his environment.Having patients learn to adapt requires their developing, through treatment,cognitive capacities (“the psychodynamic cerebral system”) that permit conscious and purposive adaptation to reality. The specifics of the treatment process appear to be of lesser concern to Rado than specifying through…
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