GPSA 161 Psychoanalytic Theory II: Fundamentals of Freud STUDY ABROAD May 23 – 31, 2020 – Prague, Vienna, London

GPSA 161 Psychoanalytic Theory II: Fundamentals of Freud
STUDY ABROAD May 23 – 31, 2020 – Prague, Vienna, London

This course follows Freud’s conception of libido theory from its inception through later developments. It then examines Freud’s later papers on drive theory and the repetition compulsion; the division of the psyche into ego, id and superego; the sources of anxiety; the effects of innate destructiveness on the prospects for civilization; and Freud’s final summary of the state of analysis. Students also consider the continuing influence of these papers on contemporary thought, examining current uses of Freud’s drive theories. For additional information please email grants@acapnj.org.

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