Personality Theories and Psychopathology

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Psychology
Terms offered: 
Fall
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
English
Prerequisites: 
Description: 

Close readings and discussions to study the major topics in Psychoanalysis and Psychopathology. We will concentrate on the work of Sigmund Freud vs. Alfred Adler, C.G. Jung, Otto Rank, Carl R. Rogers and Viktor Frankl as well. Within this term we will acknowledge recent developments in Personality Theories, Psychodynamic vs. the Person Centred Approach, in relation to DSM IV, as the anti- diagnostic movement expressed within. Personality theories will be seen as the apt work of dissidents to understand dissidents, (e.g. with a special focus to the work of scholars for Freud). Theories we discuss will be seen as the apt work of culture critics to understand our (common) culture. The course includes a visit to the Freud Museum and to the Museum of Anatomy and Pathology (1st psychiatric clinic in Vienna).