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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1031317, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1082, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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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 General Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge MARTA OLIVA 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/07 Dynamic Psychology 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 SALCUNI SILVIA (Presidente)
DI RISO DANIELA (Membro Effettivo)
OLIVA MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
8 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 ROCCO DIEGO (Presidente)
FIORONE MICHELA (Membro Effettivo)
MAROGNA CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
7 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 OLIVA MARTA (Presidente)
DI RISO DANIELA (Membro Effettivo)
SALCUNI SILVIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge acquired in the course of Developmental Psychology can be useful for the understanding of the topics covered in this course.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- know the main psychoanalytic models (both the classical and the most modern ones);
- use appropriate language while talking about psychoanalytic concepts;
- indicate the strengths and weaknesses of the models presented.
Examination methods: The exam will take place in written form. There will be 4/5 open questions with a limited response lenght (about 20 lines). The exam will last for a total of 90 minutes.

Registration on Uniweb platform is mandatory for taking the exam.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria through which the verification of knowledge will be carried out are the following:
- ability to answer all the questions formulated in a complete and transversal way, integrating the different theoretical models presented,
- use of appropriate terminology,
- ability to grasp the strengths and weaknesses of the models presented.
Course unit contents: 1. Sigmund Freud and the basic concepts of Psychoanalysis
2. Major post-Freudian authors:
- Psychology of the ego
- Psychology of Object Relations
- Psychology of the Self
- Bion
- the Independents
- the theorists of attachment and separation
- Infant research
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes lectures and in-depth lectures on authors, theories and current applications of psychoanalysis. The presentation of the material will take place via a power point. The teaching material presented during the lectures will be made available on the Moodle platform.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Exam material includes:
- study of the book "Manual of Dynamic Psychology" by Lis, Stella, Zavattini (chapters 1, 2.3 (only paragraph 2), 4 (excluding paragraph 3), 5, 6 (excluding paragraphs 2 and 3), 7 , 8, 9, 12, 13, 15.
- study of the book "The method of free associations" (Semi, A. A., 2011)
- study of one of the free choice books (TESTO A SCELTA) indicated in the below section "Reference books"
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Lis, Adriana; Stella, Silvio, Manuale di psicologia dinamicaAdriana Lis, Silvio Stella, Giulio Cesare Zavattini. Bologna: Il mulino, 1999. TESTO OBBLIGATORIO Cerca nel catalogo
  • Semi, Antonio Alberto, <<Il >>metodo delle libere associazioniAntonio Alberto Semi. Milano: Raffaello Cortina, 2011. TESTO OBBLIGATORIO Cerca nel catalogo
  • Freud, Sigmund, Opera Omnia. --: Milano: Bollati Boringhieri, --. TESTO A SCELTA- Uno solo dei libri appartenenti all'Opera Omnia, anche in versione tascabile
  • Racalbuto, Agostino; Ferruzza, Emilia, <<Il >>piacere offuscatolutto, depressione, disperazione nell'infanzia e nell'adolescenzaa cura di Agostino Racalbuto, Emilia Ferruzza. Roma: Borla, --. TESTO A SCELTA Cerca nel catalogo
  • Winnicott, D. W., Gioco e realt├áD. W. Winnicottprefazione di Renata Gaddini. Roma: Armando, 2003. TESTO A SCELTA Cerca nel catalogo
  • Freud, Anna, Normalita e patologia del bambinovalutazione dello sviluppoAnna Freud. Milano: Feltrinelli, 1983. TESTO A SCELTA Cerca nel catalogo
  • Klein, Melanie; Zeller Tolentino, Laura; Saraval, Anteo, Invidia e gratitudine / Melanie Klein ; traduzione di Laura Zeller Tolentino ; presentazione di Anteo Saraval. - Firenze : G. Martinelli, (1969). - 122 p. ; 21 cm.. --: --, --. TESTO A SCELTA Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)