PA218-5-SP-CO:
Personality Development

The details
2019/20
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
14 May 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(PA210 or PA208) and PA211
(none)
(none)

 

PA257

Key module for

DIPLC89A09 Psychodynamic Approaches,
DIPLC89A24 Psychodynamic Approaches,
MA C89D36 Psychodynamic Counselling (3 year)

Module description

This module gives you an outline of child, adolescent and adult development through the lifecycle. There is an emphasis on how individuals acquire the emotional capacities for good relationships, effective learning and emotional well-being, and what can interfere with these. Each phase of life will be studied to bring out the psychological challenges faced, the emotional and developmental tasks which present themselves and typical defensive manoeuvres, using psychodynamic understanding to explore the developmental issues and possibilities as we move through our lives. The theoretical texts are drawn from psychodynamic and attachment literature.

Module aims

The aims of the the module are:
* To understand the foundations of emotional development as they are laid down in early life
* To understand the effect of these early experiences on later social, relational and learning capacities
* To understand the importance of attachment to emotional development
* To understand the implications for later clinical work with clients of an understanding of their developmental stage
* To understand the implications for clinical work of an understanding of the early roots of their difficulties

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:
* Be familiar with the key stages of personality development.
* Have a familiarity with attachment theory.
* Have familiarity with the psychodynamic understanding of emotional and relational development.
* Show awareness of the implications of pre-birth factors and early environment for later work with clients.
* Have the capacity to apply a developmental perspective to clients' difficulties.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

There are 10 week of seminars of 2hrs' duration. Students will read texts on the psychodynamics of human development before the seminar and come ready to discuss them with the tutor and each other. Experience from personal and workplace interactions will enrich the learning. In some seminars students will take turns to present key elements from the week's texts and/or the tutor will take the lead in introducing and organising the learning. Seminars may include workshops and other exercises.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Essay 25/03/2020

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs S Kegerreis
Student Administrator 5A.202; Telephone: 01206 873745; email ppsugt@essex.ac.uk Email: ppspgt@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
Yes

External examiner

Dr Anne Elizabeth Worthington
Middlesex University
Senior Lecturer
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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