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School of Psychology
DEVELOPMENTAL, PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY (Ult. numero di matricola dispari)
PSN1031317, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
DEVELOPMENTAL, PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS PSYCHOLOGY
PS2295, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge EMILIA FERRUZZA M-PSI/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/07 Dynamic Psychology 9.0

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 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

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

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 SALCUNI SILVIA (Presidente)
ANTONELLI ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
CHESSA DAPHNE (Membro Effettivo)
DI RISO DANIELA (Membro Effettivo)
LIS ADRIANA (Membro Effettivo)
OLIVA MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 FERRUZZA EMILIA (Presidente)
CAPPETTI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
CARGNEL LICIA (Membro Effettivo)
DEMMA ANTONELLA (Membro Effettivo)
GATTO ROTONDO MARIA CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
MAROGNA CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
SCALI ISABEL (Membro Effettivo)
SIMONELLI ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
2 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 DI RISO DANIELA (Presidente)
SALCUNI SILVIA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The knowledge acquired in Fundamental Psychology and Developmental Psychology courses will be helpful for understanding this course.
Target skills and knowledge: The student will acquire the basic knowledge of Dynamic Psychology as a model of mental functioning. In particular will have to know the fundamentals of Freudian thought and the contributions of the main authors to post Freudian psychoanalytic model, with particular reference to the theories of mentalization processes. Will then have acquired the basic concepts of psychoanalytic diagnosis based, specifically, on knowledge of defense mechanisms.
Examination methods: written: open-ended questions (also in English Language)
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on student’s ability to develop the topics of the questions precisely and completely, also showing –though concisely- his/her own personal knowledge and critical thinking skills, with the possibility of laud whereas the teacher notices particular originality and competency.
Course unit contents: 1)The Freudian meta-psychology idea following the topical, economic, dynamic and structural point of views. The Ego Development and Functions. Anguish, Conflict and Defence Mechanisms issues. The genetic point of view: the libido phases. Narcissism. Mourning and Melancholy. The Life and Death drives.
2)Child Psychology, Separation-Individuation and Attachment Theory (A. Freud, M. Mahler, R. Spitz, J. Bowlby, H.D. Stern.Further developments of the Drives and the Object Relation Theories focussing on a selection of post Freudian authors (M. Klein e D.W. Winnicott, W.R.Bion, O.Kernberg).
3)Psychoanalytic Diagnosis Issues: defense mechanisms
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lectures frontal concern topics in program that the student will deepen through the study of textbooks. It'called for the active intervention of the students. Attending students will receive, during the lessons, signs of a mode of exam preparation that takes account of classroom teaching.
Additional notes about suggested reading: 1) Lis A., Stella S., ZavattiniG.C. (1998), Manuale di
Psicologia Dinamica - Capitoli I -II-IV (Excluding subparagraphs 2 and 3) - V - VI (Excluding subparagraphs 1 and 3) - VIII - IX - XII - XIII - XV.
2) McWilliams N.(1994)La diagnosi psicoanalitica(capp.1,2,3,5,6)
3) A book of your choice:
a) Winnicott, D.W,(1987) I bambini e le loro madri.
b) Racalbuto A., Ferruzza E. (a cura di) (1999) Il piacere offuscato (pp. 5-18; 61-153)
c) Esposito E., Ferruzza E., Mangini E., Racalbuto A.(2001) “Lo stesso e l’altro” (pp. 5-45; 97-173)
d) Semi A.A. (2007) Il narcisismo

If the student was interested in studyng a particular topic of the course, he may propose to the approval of the teacher an alternative text to the chosen books.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Lis A., Stella S., ZavattiniG.C, Manuale di Psicologia. Bologna: Il Mulino, 1998. Importante: Per informazioni sulle parti da studiare vedi "Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio" Cerca nel catalogo
  • McWilliams N, La diagnosi psicoanalitica. Roma: Astrolabio, 1999. Importante: Per informazioni sulle parti da studiare vedi "Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio" Cerca nel catalogo
  • Winnicott, D.W, I bambini e le loro madri. Milano: Raffaello Cortina, 1987. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Racalbuto A., Ferruzza E. (a cura di), Il piacere offuscato. Roma: Borla, 1999. Importante: Per informazioni sulle parti da studiare vedi "Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio" Cerca nel catalogo
  • Esposito E., Ferruzza E., Mangini E., Racalbuto A., Lo stesso e l'altro. Roma: Borla, 2001. Importante: Per informazioni sulle parti da studiare vedi "Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio" Cerca nel catalogo
  • Semi A.A., Il narcisismo. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo