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PSYC 325 Psychoanalysis and Other Dynamic Theories

This course covers the history, theoretical structure and therapeutic intervention of psychoanalysis and other major dynamic theories. It includes works of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler and the major neo-Freudian (dynamic) theorists.
2 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • An overview of the psychodynamic theories of psychology will be presented.
  • Evaluation of the classic model as well as changes to that model will be required.
  • Student will learn the theories within a social and historical perspective.
  • Students will be required to learn and remember the different psychodynamic theorists.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.