PA209-6-SP-CO:
The Unconscious: Analytical Psychology, Culture and Society - Jung

The details
2019/20
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
14 May 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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PA402, PA407

Key module for

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Module description

This module aims to provide an understanding of the distinctive character of psychological thinking when the concept of a deep unconscious is introduced; that is, an unconscious whose origins, content and processes are not just outside our awareness, but are far removed from those of conscious life. This form of psychology has been called 'depth psychology', and it includes the traditions that grew from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.
This module focuses specifically on Jung's theories. It contextualises the theories in relation to Jung's life and times, including his relationship to Freud and psychoanalysis; it critically analyses some of the central concepts of the theories; and it explores their significance in social and cultural analysis. The theories of analytical psychology provide both models of social and cultural phenomena and methods for studying them, based on understanding the unconscious, and particularly the collective unconscious, the archetypes, and the process of self-realisation that Jung called individuation.
Aims
* to provide a critical and in-depth introduction to the psychology of C. G. Jung;
* to enable an understanding of the contribution of analytical psychology to the development of depth psychology and the talking therapies;
* to explore the ways in which Jung himself theorised about culture and society;
* to outline the ways in which Jung's theories have been applied by others to understanding culture and society.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module you should be able to:
* define and critically assess the key concepts of analytical psychology;
* develop and sustain a critical analysis of Jung's psychology and its application to culture and society;
* undertake your own application of Jungian psychology to understanding culture and society;
* acknowledge the extent to which Jungian theories have shaped both clinical practice and a psychological approach to the humanities and social sciences.

Module aims

• to provide a critical and in-depth introduction to the psychology of C. G. Jung;
• to enable an understanding of the contribution of analytical psychology to the development of depth psychology and the talking therapies;
• to explore the ways in which Jung himself theorised about culture and society;
• to outline the ways in which Jung’s theories have been applied by others to understanding culture and society.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:
• define and critically assess the key concepts of analytical psychology;
• develop and sustain a critical analysis of Jung’s psychology and its application to culture and society;
• undertake your own application of Jungian psychology to understanding culture and society;
• acknowledge the extent to which Jungian theories have shaped both clinical practice and a psychological approach to the humanities and social sciences.

Module information

As an option, this module can be taken either on its own or as a sequel to the complementary module, 'Freud: Mind, Culture, and Society' (PA208-6-AU).

Learning and teaching methods

Weekly one-hour lectures by one or more members of staff from the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, followed by one-hour seminars led by a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Essay 1 06/03/2020
Coursework Essay 2 24/04/2020

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Professor Roderick Main
Student Administrator, 5A.202, telephone 01206 87 4969, email ppsug@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Prof Barry Richards
Bournemouth University
Professor of Political Psychology
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

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