A neurological drawing by Sigmund Freud of the nerve cells of a Sea Lamprey

This online session explores the strengths and limitations of the psychodynamic approach and discusses its scientific status.

Format: Zoom meeting or webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
Suitability: KS5*

*can be tailored to KS4 and HE students

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Session description

Referencing peer-reviewed sources and using plenty of examples, this session aims to assist students in honing their critical thinking skills and broadening their understanding of key issues in psychological methodology.

Guided by a subject expert, participants will learn how psychoanalytic theories continue to inspire rigorous research and evidence-based practice.

In this session:

  • Psychology through the lens of metascience: emotions and polarizations
  • From replication crisis to credibility revolution
  • Operationalisation, falsifiability and beyond
  • Psychotherapy research: Dodo bird verdict?
  • Evidence-based psychodynamic psychology, psychotherapy and neuroscience
  • Plenty of time for discussion and debate!

Did you know…

  • By the time Freud developed psychoanalysis he was already an accomplished neuroscientist and had made significant contributions to the field?
  • Albert Einstein was an ardent fan and reader of Freud’s works?
  • Freud was elected a member of the prestigious Royal Society, who honoured his “pioneering work in psychoanalysis”?

Made to measure!

‘Freud and Science’ has been devised as an enrichment session for A Level Psychology students, but can be tailored for KS4 and HE students, either as an introduction to the case or to consolidate classroom learning.

We use a flexible format and adjust each session to the interests and abilities of each group. Let us know your requirements when you book!

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