Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies


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Exploring psychoanalysis and the mind

The Department of Psychsocial and Psychoanalytic Studies is a fascinating collective of leading academics and practitioners. Discover their work in the media and the wider community.

Our academics have looked at the dramatic rise in self harming amongst young girls, the setting phenomena in adolescents and what it actually means, and why Freud may have been right about psychological hysteria manifesting itself in physical symptoms.

You can keep up-to-date with our latest developments and current activities by our staff and students.

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Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873640