Foundations of Personality
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Department of Psychology
Psych 109g Newsgroup
New links, revised assignments, and corrections are
noted at the end of this document.
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
- recall a set of lecture
notes from your dorm room at 3:00 AM
- engage in a discussion
("Can some of Freud's theories be read as feminist texts?"
"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,
- develop a Web presence of
First I'll acquaint you with the World Wide Web, a
user-friendly subset of the Internet.
This document also contains pointers to other Psychology
resources on the Net. To get the most from the HyperSyllabus, you should
acquire Web resources appropriate to your situation (Mac/Wintel, direct dorm or
dial-in connection). Some geek
skills are now essential, and I'll help you acquire these.
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. 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 Web Forum, or sent as electronic
mail to email@example.com. Part of your grade will depend on regular
participation in on- about the course material with me and to explore issues
raised by the reading, and I will host review sessions in Sharpless 322 before
quizzes. You can also learn a lot from the course assistants: Ellie Brown, Mike Oswalt, and Lawren Young.
M March 13 Overview:
Civilization and Its Discontents (Gay, 722-772)
W March 15 The Freudian Slip: Exoriare aliquis ex ossibus nostris (Gay,
F March 17 Dr. Freud's Screen
M March 20 Seduction
and Its Discontents (Gay, 96-116): "Dora" (10 pp.)
W March 22 The Dream Book:
is shown at 7:30, Hilles 109
Th March 23 7:30 p.m. lecture (Stokes Auditorium, required): Prof.
Madelon Sprengnether, U. Minnesota will discuss the film “Shadowlands”
F March 24 Irma’s
injection (Gay 129-142) (guest appearance by Prof. Sprengnether)
Freud, Emma, Fliess: the rest of
the story? (Download
M March 27 Freudian Gender (Gay, 264-279, 628-666, 670-678)
W March 29 Psychoanalysis (4 pp.) and Its
Th March 30 4:00-5:30 Discussion/review session, Sharpless
F March 31 Freud
and Jung: Intro'/Extraversion,
M April 3 Psychopathology, Style
W April 5 In-class Quiz on Freud and Jung
F April 7 Erik-son's Stages, Circles
and Arrows (Erikson, Chapters 1-2, 5)
M April 10 Epigenesis: "Wild Strawberries"
beginning of the 90-minute film is shown (copy on reserve)
W April 12 Erikson:
Ethnicity: Germans and Americans (Erikson 209-358)
“Wild Strawberries” showing/discussion,
7-9 p.m., DC 003
F April 14 Identity and Beyond (Erikson 403-424)
M April 17 Man's Place, Woman's Voice: Isak's Stages, Justice and Care
conquistador and the dark continent
W April 19 Chodorow,
F April 21 Kohlberg: Stages and Dilemmas, Kohlberg & Gilligan (1972). The
adolescent as a philosopher
M April 24 Assessment: “Personality” and “Intelligence”
W April 26 Persons in CyberSpace
F April 29 In-class Quiz
The Essay Final
E.H. (1950/1963). Childhood and society. New York: Norton.
- Gay, P. (Ed.) (1989). The
Freud reader. New York: Norton.
Suggested Readings and On-line
- American Psychological Association. Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) on Psychological Texts
- Baumbach, Jim. E Pluribus Unum. Word.
- Becker, J., Dorward, P.,
& Pasciak, P. Kohlberg's
Theory of Moral Development.
- M.B. Bowers. (1974).
Retreat from sanity: The structure of emerging psychosis. Baltimore:
- Brenner, C. (1996). The Mind as Conflict
and Compromise Formation.
- Chodorow, Nancy. (1978). The
reproduction of mothering: Psychoanalysis and the sociology of gender.
Berkeley: University of California Press. excerpt.
- Davis, D.A. (1997). A Web glossary of Freudian terms and concepts.
- Davis, D.A. (1990). Writing Freud.
- 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. (in press). Jung in the
Psychoanalytic movement. In P. Young-Eisendrath & T. Dawson
(Eds.). Cambridge Companion to Jung. Cambridge U. Press.
- 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,
- 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
- 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. On-line version of A. A. Brill (1911) translation: Psych Web
- 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 , translated by W. J. H.
Sprott. On-line from UPenn
English Web server.
- 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.
- Holland, Norman N. The Internet
- 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
- Revelle, W. (1995). Personality
Annual Review of Psychology, 46.
- Revelle, W. (1995). The personality project:
- Rheingold, Howard.
- Shakespeare. Sonnets.
- Sophocles. Oedipus the King.
MIT: Internet Classics
- Spencer, W.B. (Eastern
Illinois University). Notes on Adler, Erikson,
- Sprengnether, Madelon.
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
Freud: The Father of Psychoanalysis.
- Turkle, Sherry. Constructions
and Reconstructions of the Self in Virtual Reality.
- Weiss, Jesse. (1994). Virtual love.
- Young, 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.
with Jung: The value of uncertainty. The Round Table Review
Other useful tools
Psych 109g: Notes,
Updates, Breaking Stories
7/19/00: Check out the Library’s Ereserve for this course. The password is
“personality,” and the reserve is only available from within the tri-co
4/17:00: The Essay Final is now available.
3/31/00: I’ve rescheduled the first exam from Monday to next Wednesday,
April 5. It will cover content through today’s assignment and lecture. I’ll be
posting advice for the anxiously-preparing this weekend.
lecture is now on the Haverford streaming server. It should start playing
on your computer a few seconds after you click that link. If you have an older
system you may need to install the RealMedia player. Let me know if you’re having trouble.
3/15/00: Prosthetic gods?
I'll be making an announcement in class about credit for participation in
Psychology Department experiments. There is a Departmental expectation of two
hours per semester participation in projects being run by Psych faculty and
majors. You receive credit for this as part of your Psych 108e and 109h grades.
Details are in the Departmental Web link Participating in
The Psych 109g
The Internet Movie Database
Freud: A Life: Episode 3: "The Secret of
Dreams" (Magill reserve)
Life: Six Episodes [v. 1] Dancing in
the dark; Guns and
gossip -- [v. 2] Father
figures; The zit
-- [v. 3] Pilot
Angel (Magill reserve)
Strawberries (Magill reserve)
Direct comments and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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