PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY

First cycle degree in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: -- --

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Standard unipd prerequisites
Examination methods: Multiple choice questions, which will be based on material covered in the lectures and in the Reading list.
Course unit contents: History of the concept of psyche and dymamis.

Psychodynamic theory of Freud:
Metapsychology
The structure of the psyche
Drives, psychosexual phases, Oedipus complex
Anxiety theory
Defense mechanisms
Theory of dreams

Object Relations Theory (Melanie Kleinn):
Characteristics: differences from Freud
The paranoid-schizoid position and the depressive position
Unconscious phantasy
Symbol formation
Kleinian aesthetics

Donald W. Winnicott:
Primitive emotional development
Transitional objects and me - not-me differentiation
The capacity for concern
Cultural experience

Clinical aspects