. – Dynamic Psychology PROF. OASI OSMANO AIMS AND COURSE CONTENT The aim of the course will, firstly, be to demonstrate what constitutes Dynamic Psychology in its multiple fabrics and expressions, referring to some basic concepts such as motivation, conflict, and mental space. Then, from within the psycho-analytical perspective, some topics will be introduced related to the diagnostic and nosological area such as signs and symptoms, defence mechanisms, normality and pathology. The course will then strive to provide an historical and cultural framework of the period in which psychoanalysis took shape, presenting the person and thought of Freud. Analysis of Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis will form the central nucleus of this part of the course, which will also make wide reference to clinical cases compiled by the Father of Psychology. In addition to the meta-psychological assumptions, so time will also be given to the original reading suggestions on mental distress and suffering offered by Freud. At the same time, the course will illustrate the principal theoretical and clinical contributions of the first pupils of Freud: both those who stayed more or less close to the thought of the Viennese master – in particular Abraham, Ferenczi and Rank; also those who, proposing their model of the brain and in opposition, scientifically and humanly, to the Father of Psychoanalysis, gave rise to a lively debate within the psychoanalytic movement - in particular, Jung, Reich and Groddeck. The course will close with an outline on the link between the intuitive thoughts of these first authors and the subsequent development of psychoanalysis (Melanie Klein and her followers, the Middle Group and Ego Psychology). READING LIST S.FREUD, Introduzione alla psicoanalisi (first series) (1915-1917), in “Opere”, vols. I-XII, Torino, Boringhieri, 1967-1980, vol. 8 (All 28 lectures)*. S.FREUD, Introduzione alla psicoanalisi (second series) (1932), in “Opere”, vols. I-XII, Torino, Boringhieri, 1967-1980, vol. 11 (All 7 lectures)*. O.OASI, La psicologia dinamica e Sigmund Freud, Milano, Springer, 2013. O.OASI (EDITED BY), Intorno a Freud. Pionieri e dissidenti nel primo movimento psicoanalitico (in press). The student will be expected to study the text or texts included in various avenues of in-depth study indicated by the lecturer at lectures or subsequently posted on his home page. * The economical edition in a single volume of the two series of introductory lectures to psychoanalyis, is available in the Bollati Boringhieri edition, as are the other works by Freud. Practical lessons These will accompany the development of the course and will attempt to study in depth, in seminar and in practice, some of the principal topics tackled during lectures. TEACHING METHOD Lectures in the lecture room, with possible moments of participation by students on the texts covered in the lecture. ASSESSMENT METHOD Oral exam. NOTES Further information can be found on the lecturer's webpage at http://docenti.unicatt.it/web/searchByName.do?language=ENG or on the Faculty notice board.