This unit (APP3020) introduces the fundamental concepts and theories relevant to psychoanalysis as a model of mind, method of investigating unconscious psychological processes, and psychotherapeutic treatment modality. The focus is on Freud's own writing, but reference to post-Freudian psychoanalysis is also included.

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APP2013 - Psychology 2A

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Evaluate and critically review key psychoanalytic theories and concepts;  
  2. Use psychoanalytic concepts to develop plausible interpretations of psychological case material;  
  3. Advance logical, well-structured and coherent arguments relating to psychoanalytic topics.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test on theoretical concepts (45minutes) 20%
Review Short written responses to a core readings chosen for review (1000 words) 30%
Report Case study report (1500 words) 50%

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