Psychoanalysis in the Undergraduate Classroom - Resources for Instructors

The future of psychoanalytic thought depends on engaging undergraduate college students in psychoanalytic ideas. This website contains curricula, syllabi, ideas, and resources for instructors who are introducing their students to psychoanalytic theory. 

As many know, psychoanalytic concepts face real challenges in today's college classroom. If undergraduates are exposed to psychoanalytic thinking at all, they are often presented with a theory that seems abstract and confusing at best or is harshly criticized and openly ridiculed at worst. This web site  has attempted to collect the "best practices" used by current teachers and others passionate about teaching psychoanalytic theory.

If you are interested in contributing an idea or course material, please click on "contribute to the website" located in the left hand column.

This web site is a project of the American Psychoanalytic Association's 10,000 Minds Project which aims to expand the exposure of undergraduates to psychoanalytic concepts and thinking. The Project is made possible through the generous support of the Developing Psychoanalytic Practice and Training Program (DPPT) of the International Psychoanalytical Association as well as through the support of the American Psychoanalytic Association.


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