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SCY2651 - The Unconscious in Social Life

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Naomi White


Not offered in 2007


The contribution of unconscious processes to interpersonal interactions will be expolored in this unit. The processes decribed in various psychoanalytic approaches to human behaviour have been incorporated into sociological theorising and research. These will be examined with particular attention to their applications to analyses of interactions in the family and organisations. Their utility in understanding contemporary poltical and social movements will also be considered.


Essay (2000 words): 40%
Class project (1000 words): 20%
Test (1.5 hours): 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour seminar) per week


First year sequence in Sociology or equivalent