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ERIC Number: EJ911090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
An Integrative Undergraduate Capstone Course on the Unconscious
Boysen, Guy A.
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n4 p237-245 2010
Theories and research related to the unconscious can be found in every area of psychology, but there is no course devoted to the topic in the undergraduate curriculum. A capstone course on the unconscious is described. The course integrates topics across the major fields of psychology. Themes in the course include the existence of mental processes that individuals are not aware of, do not have access to, and are not able to control, and how these processes lead to efficiency and confabulation. Course topics related to these themes are organized into subsections including why psychology needs the unconscious, psychodynamic theories, the modern unconscious, and consciousness and free will. Suggestions are made for course readings, assignments, and activities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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