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Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons)

UK

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What will I learn?

How do we become who we are? Is emotion as strong a driver as reason? What explains our stranger compulsions and desires? Does all behaviour have meaning - even when it appears to be irrational?Psychoanalysis is an interdisciplinary field of studies and clinical practices, gathering over 100 years of theorization and clinical experience in framing its ideas and concepts about the mind, emotions, social relations, motivation, psychopathology and psychotherapy.Understanding human experience means looking not only at how we act and relate, but crucially also requires looking inside at what is going on below the surface. In this course you look at the psychological factors that influence our emotions, behaviours and relationships and shape our everyday lives. To understand these factors you will learn psychodynamic concepts, applying them to individuals, relationships and organisations and of course, you will study the pioneering works of Freud, Jung and Lacan.Here are some of the questions we might cover. Why do we fall in love with certain kinds of people but struggle to relate to others? Why do we get stuck, or lose direction in life? What explains our stranger compulsions and desires? Why are some people prone to psychological illness while others seem to thrive in adversity?Topics include:- Psychoanalytic and psychosocial approaches- Child, adolescent and adult development- Trauma and recovery: A psychodynamic approach- Understanding individuals, groups and organisations- Popular Film, Literature and Television: A Psychoanalytic Approach (Freud and Jung)- Freud: Mind, Culture and Society- Where the Wild Things Are: Literature, Childhood, Psychoanalysis- Current debates in depth psychology- Psychoanalysis and the child

Which department am I in?

Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Study options

Full time with time abroad (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£18,585.00 (US$ 22,864) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

5 October 2023

Venue

Colchester Campus

University of Essex,

Wivenhoe Park,

Colchester,

Essex,

CO4 3SQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have 23 in ACT plus High School Graduation Diploma with GPA 3.0; SATR with a minimum of 1100 out of 1600 with 550 in each test plus High School Graduation Diploma with GPA 3.0, or; Minimum of 3 APTs with two at 3 or above and one at 4 or above plus High School Graduation Diploma with GPA 3.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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