School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Introduction to PsychoanalysisWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101251.2

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sara Knox

Equivalent Units
SS245A - Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at Level 1.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit provides an introduction to the work of Sigmund Freud by examining central concept and methodologies within Freudian theory. The unit is intended to provide a broad overview of psychoanalysis. In this unit particular attention is paid to key terms such as the unconscious and repression, as well as to the early case histories and Freud's later 'structural' models of the mind. Attention is paid also to critical assessments of psychoanalysis and to its status as a science.


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