Object Relations: The Inner and Outer Worlds of Relationships

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Object Relations

Fall 2019

Taught By: Patricia Simko

Section: A

CRN: 7062

Credits: 3

Although desired and pursued, intimate, loving relationships often present us with our hardest work in life. In many ways, our relationships shape the way we view the world. Our ways of relating are based on our unique inner object relations. The term "object" refers to a mental representation of a person and "object relations" to psychoanalytic theories about internalized relationships. Starting with the mother-child relationship, we examine how our view of early interactions with others affects the way we relate to people later in life. We consider the contributions of Sullivan, Klein, Fairbairn, Winnicott, and others. We study the characteristics of both flourishing and troubled relations between friends, family members, romantic intimates, and long-term partners. We also discuss scenarios for growth and change.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:26am 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 618

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019