Wednesday, 7:10 – 9:30pm GPSA 501 Human Development: The Developing Mind/Kane
GPSA501 Human Development: The Developing Mind (3 credits) This course is designed to introduce students to basic concepts of human development in the earliest years, and their impact on later well-being or pathology. We will study psychic development from conception to age three We will explore the ways in which infantile functions manifest throughout life and inform our theory for psychoanalytic interventions in the counseling relationship. From there we will examine how these early experiences affect personality development, defense patterns, identity, and relationships. We will explore through readings, observations, case presentations, and classroom discussion.