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What is Psychoanalysis? (Is it Weird?)

A 4-part educational film series for students and teachers


These films are intended to facilitate first encounters with Freud's thought.

If you're studying the psychodynamic approach, this resource is for you!

Teaching the psychodynamic approach? A facilitated visit to the Museum can help your students sort Freud-fact from Freud-fiction.


Part 1: Is it Weird?

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Is psychoanalysis weird?
  • A talking cure
  • The unconscious
  • The ego is not master in its own house
  • Psychoanalysis and the 'cognitive approach'



Part 2: Sexuality

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • An enlarged concept of sexuality
  • Infantile sexuality
  • Perversion is something we're born with
  • Normal and abnormal
  • Psychosexual stages of development: oral, anal, phallic
  • Repression
  • Sexuality and symptoms



Part 3: The Oedipus Complex

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • The emotional world of children
  • His Majesty the Baby
  • The mother as first love object
  • Is it sexual?
  • Jealousy, rivalry, hatred and anxiety
  • The role of the father
  • Gender: Freud didn't think you were just 'born a boy' or 'born a girl'
  • There is no perfect resolution of the Oedipus complex
  • It marks us for life



Part 4: The Id, the Ego and the Superego

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • A fractured self
  • The ego, the id and the superego
  • Why did Freud develop a new model?
  • Devils and angels
  • People fall ill of their moral ideals
  • A horse and a rider
  • The ego is like a politician
  • The goal of analysis is to stop the ego being so silly

Teaching the psychodynamic approach? A facilitated visit to the Museum can help your students sort Freud-fact from Freud-fiction.


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