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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Course unit
PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY
PSP5070118, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PS2192, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/07 Dynamic Psychology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Standard unipd prerequisites
Target skills and knowledge: To familiarize students with psychodynamic theories of psychological functioning.
Examination methods: Multiple choice questions, which will be based on material covered in the lectures and in the Reading list.
Assessment criteria: The student's knowledge of 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
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Class attendance and participation to Lectures.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Powerpoints and Reading materials posted in Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)