Research

In research, the work area deals with psychoanalytic views of development, education and socialisation, psychoanalytic fundamental and conceptual research, and psychoanalytic culture and subject theory and the successful or unsuccessful overcoming of currently urgent social and individual challenges. The subconscious forms the “common ground” of psychoanalytic areas of study. In research, the work area deals with psychoanalytic views of development, education and socialisation, psychoanalytic fundamental and conceptual research, and psychoanalytic culture and subject theory and the successful or unsuccessful overcoming of currently urgent social and individual challenges. The subconscious forms the “common ground” of psychoanalytic areas of study.

Current research projects:

  • One focus lies in the field of psychoanalytic and cultural studies-oriented investigation of the emergence of new pathologies in the context of economically, technologically and medically induced social transformations, which themselves are read as symptoms (Irene Berkel).• • One focus lies in the field of psychoanalytic social theory. The focal point here lies on newer approaches of Lacan Marxism as crystallised around the Ljubljana School. A guiding rail here is the thesis that Western capitalist societies can be described as post-Oedipal societies. Connected to this are also issues from feminist theory, such as what this thesis means for the feminist critique of psychoanalysis, which for a long time dealt with its Oedipal structure (Tove Soiland).
  • A further focus of research lies on psychoanalytic concept research (Leuzinger-Bohleber & Fischmann 2006), especially as the paradigmatic application of psychoanalysis in pedagogical and educational science and its transfer to pedagogical practice require a more current and more solid theoretical and scientific grounding. Selected psychoanalytic concepts are subjected to a review, relevant empirical findings and historical developments of the concepts are combined, and systemic problems of individual concepts are critically discussed; if necessary, updates to individual concepts are also suggested (Gianluca Crepaldi).
  • Psychosocial consequences of flight are of great social, political and pedagogical significance. In this context, one dissertation of the work area deals with the experiences and the memory of refugees in the host society. In order to be able to investigate the psychosocial situation of refugees in depth, theories and methods of a psychoanalytic social psychology are mainly used as sensitising concepts to enable adequate access to the psychodynamic conflicts, issues and subconscious dimensions of the research area of refugee migration located between society and the subject (Andreas Jensen).
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