Foundations of Personality
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Department of Psychology
"It is human to have a long childhood; it is civilized to have an even longer childhood. Long childhood makes a technical and mental virtuoso out of man, but it also leaves a life-long residue of emotional immaturity in him."
— Erik Homburger Erikson (1902-1994)
This hypertextual document will provide you with a variety of
local and Internet course resources in an easily-accessible way. It
should be used in preference to paper wherever possible. As you get
comfortable with it, you might
- recall a set of lecture notes -- and a recording of the lecture -- from
your dorm room at 3:00 AM
- engage in a discussion
- ("Can some of Freud's theories be read as feminist
- "Is genetic endowment the best predictor of success in the
- with me and classmates on the class discussion
group, the night before class
- read assigments onscreen, bookmark interesting sections,
record your notes on your personal system, and even
- develop a Web presence of your own.
Please open this HyperSyllabus at least once before each class, click on unexplored
links to the day's lecture topic, and read the relevant
materials: links, articles and page references to books listed beside the day's
date are required, those bulletted below it are suggested. I welcome your reactions
and suggestions, which may be communicated to me verbally (it's still a good
way to get to know people), posted to the class discussion group on
(see the "Students
Guide to Blackboard Basics" for login instructions), or sent as electronic
mail to email@example.com.
The Web discussion will be used to answer questinos and to explore issues raised
by the reading, and I will invite you to post two
short writing assigments there. I plan in addition three quizzes to encourage
you to keep up with the reading and lecture material. Lectures (available to
the campus community) will be recorded and linked to this syllabus. The teaching
assistants for this course, Emily Purchia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Page Widick (email@example.com)
will be hosting a weekly review and study group. This will usually occur Sunday
evenings, 7-8 PM, in Sharpless 412. I urge you to attend this sessions, and
to address questions about the reading and lectures to Page and Emily as well
as to me. I will hold weekly office hours (annouced by email to the class),
and I'm eager to meet with you at other times scheduled by email.
Participating in Psychological Experiments
Note that there is a Psychology Department policy concerning Participating
in Psychological Experiments as part of each semester in Intro Psych. Credit
for participation becomes part of the grade for the second half-semester course
each term, i.e., Psychology 106h this semester. Please sign on to the Psychology
Department's Experimetrix page
to participate in these sponsored research projects. My colleagues' research
assistants will sometimes appear in class to invite you to sign up for research
M January 19 Overview: Meet Dr. Freud (Gay, xiii-xxix)
W January 21 Irmas
injection (Gay 129-142), the Dream
Freud, Emma, Fliess: the
rest of the story? (Download
F January 23 Freudian Slips (Exoriare aliquis
ex ossibus nostris) and Screens (Gay,117-126)
M January 26 Seduction
and neurotic etiology (Gay, 96-116)
W January 28 "Dora"
(10 pp.) (Gay 173-239)
F January 30 Finishing "Dora"
M February 2 In-class Review for a Freud Quiz ("Irma" to "Oedipus")
W February 4 In-class quiz on Freud
F February 6 Psychosexual development, gender (Gay, 628-666, 670-678)
M February 9 Freud
and Jung: Intro'/Extraversion,
W February 11 Egos and defenses (Access readings below through Blackboard)
F February 13 Ego Psychology: Erik-son's
Stages (Erikson, Chapters 1-2) Circles
and Arrows (Erikson, Chapter 5)
M February 16 Erikson:
Ethnicity: Germans and Americans (Erikson, Chapter 8)
W February 18 Identity and Beyond
(Erikson 403-424) Epigenesis: "Wild Strawberries": Erikson's tour de force
of the film
F February 20 Man's Place; Isak's Stages, Justice and
Care, Gilligan. The conquistador and the dark
M February 23 Chodorow
(In a Different Voice, Chapters 1-2)
W February 25 Kohlberg: Stages and Dilemmas,
Kohlberg & Gilligan (1972). The
adolescent as a philosopher. "Jake" and
F February 27 Gilligan's legacy (In a Different Voice, Chapters
M March 1 Personality and Culture: Davis & Davis (1989). Formal
thought in Morocco
W March 3 Persons in CyberSpace
F March 5 Final
E.H. (1950/1963). Childhood and society. New York: Norton.
- Gay, P. (Ed.) (1989). The Freud reader. New York: Norton.
- Gilligan, C. In a Different Voice. Harvard University Press.
Assigned Articles (Blackboard)
Suggested Readings and On-line Resources
- American Psychological Association. Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQ) on Psychological Tests
- Becker, J., Dorward, P., & Pasciak, P. Kohlberg's
Theory of Moral Development.
- M.B. Bowers. (1974). Retreat from sanity: The structure of emerging psychosis.
- Brenner, C. (1996). The
Mind as Conflict and Compromise Formation.
- Vannevar Busch, As
We May Think.
- Chodorow, Nancy. (1978). The reproduction of mothering: Psychoanalysis
and the sociology of gender. Berkeley: University of California Press.
- Davis, D.A. (1997). A Web glossary of Freudian terms
- Davis, D.A. (1990). Writing
Freud. Unpublished paper based on a Faculty Research Talk at Haverford
College on November 29, 1990.
- Davis, D.A. (1994). A
Theory for the 90s: Freud's Seduction Theory in Historical Context. Psychoanalytic
Review, 81(4), 627-640.
- Davis, D.A. (1997). Jung
in the Psychoanalytic movement. In P. Young-Eisendrath & T. Dawson
(Eds.). Cambridge Companion to Jung. Cambridge U. Press.
- Davis, S.S., & Davis, D.A. (1989). Adolescence
in a Moroccan Town: Making Social Sense. Rutgers.
(Chapter 2 draft html)
- Dibbell.(1993). A rape
in cyberspace: How an Evil Clown, a Haitian Trickster Spirit, Two Wizards,
and a Cast of Dozens Turned a Database Into a Society. The Village Voice,
December 23, 1993.
- Erikson, E.H. (1954). The
dream specimen of psychoanalysis. In Knight, R., & Friedman, C.R.
(Eds.). Psychoanalytic psychiatry and psychology: Clinical and theoretical
papers. Austen Riggs Center, Vol. 1. New York: International Universities
Press. pp. 131-170.
- Erikson, E.H. A
Life History: Revisitation and Reinvolvement ("Wild Strawberries")
- Erikson, E.H. (1970). Autobiographic
notes on the identity crisis. Daedalus, 99, 730-759.
- Flavell, John H. (1963). The Developmental Psychology of Jean Piaget. Chapter
6: Formal Operations and Perception: Concrete
and formal operations.
- Freud, S. (1900). The interpretation of dreams. SE, 4-5 James
Strachey, trans. (On-line
copy of A. A. Brill translation: Psych
- Freud, Sigmund. (1901). The psychopathology of everyday life. SE,
6 James Strachey, trans. (Online
copy of A.A. Brill translation: Psych
- Freud, S. (1940, 1933). The
structure of the unconscious. Excerpts from An Outline of Psychoanalysis
[l940], translated from the German by James Strachey, and New Introductory
Lectures on Psychoanalysis . excerpt On-line at Baylor University.
- Gilligan, C. (1988/1990). Teaching
Shakespeare's sister. from Making Connections: The relational worlds
of adolescent girls at Emma Willard School. ( 1990). Carol Gilligan, Nona
Lyons and Trudy Hammer, Eds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. 6-29.
- Hall, G. Stanley. (1904). Adolescent
girls and their education. From Adolescence: Its psychology and
its relations to physiology, anthropology, sociology, sex, crime, religion,
and education (Vol. 2, Chapter 17). Classics
in the history of Psychology.
- Holland, Norman N. The
- James, W. (1902). The
varieties of religious experience. Psych
- Jung, C.G. Marriage
as a psychological relationship. Anima and Animus.
- Jung, C.G. (1959). A
study in the process of individuation. from The archetypes and the
collective unconscious. New York: Pantheon. (pp.290-307)
- Kohlberg, L., & Gilligan, C. (1972 ). The adolescent as a philosopher:
The discovery of the self in a post-conventional world. in 12 to 16: Early
Adolescence, ed. Jerome Kagan and Robert Coles. New York: Norton. excerpt.
- Krementz, Jill. An
Erik Erikson homepage.
- LeGuin, U. The Mother
Tongue. Bryn Mawr Commencement Address. (1986)
- Murray, H.A. (1940). What should psychologists
do about psychoanalysis? Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
- Revelle, W. (1995). Personality
processes, The Annual Review
of Psychology, 46.
- Revelle, W. (1995). The
personality project: Recommended
- Rheingold, Howard. (1996). The
- Shakespeare. Sonnets.
Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library.
- Sophocles. Oedipus
the King. MIT: Internet
- Spencer, W.B. (Eastern Illinois University). Notes on Adler,
- Sprengnether, Madelon. (1995). Reading
Freud's life. American
Imago, 52.1 9-54.
- Steinem, Gloria. (1986). If men could
menstruate. from Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions. NY: NAL.
- Stevenson, D.B. (Brown '96). Sigmund
Freud: The Father of Psychoanalysis.
- Turkle, Sherry. Constructions
and Reconstructions of the Self in Virtual Reality.
- Weiss, Jesse. (1994). Virtual
Robert M. (1996a). Primitive
processes on the Internet.
Robert M. (1996b). New
ideas about the Oedipus complex. In Whatever
Happened to Human Nature? The Winnipeg Lectures and Related Essays.
- Young-Eisendrath, Polly. (1994). Struggling
with Jung: The value of uncertainty. The Round Table Review (March/April
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