With the rapid emergence of new media and social networking, society is changing at a whirlwind pace, with a significant psychological impact on the individual and on styles of relating. The gap is widening between the younger and the older generation in the use of and preference for “living within the electronic world.”
The older generation is falling behind and is confused in the face of this modern phenomenon. What will the next generation going to look like?
This course will be led primarily by an expert in the field, Professor Robert Logan, who has an interest in understanding the new media from a psychoanalytic perspective. He has the additional experience of having collaborated and published with Marshall McLuhan from 1974 to McLuhan’s passing in 1980. He has since been a leader in maintaining the McLuhan legacy with a publishing record of ten books and fifty articles in communications and media studies.
This initial seminar will be an overview of new media, explaining its multiple facets and trying to understand their effect from a psychoanalytic perspective.
1. Participants will learn the terminology of new media and social networking.
2. Participants will have an in-depth look at the impact of the new media and social networking on the psyche of the individual and the community.
3. Participants will examine the effect of new media on the psychological development of children.
Please note that this course is offered in two parts: Six A and Six B. For those interested in the additional seminars, please see the description for Course Six B.
For those wishing to attend both courses, there will be a refund of $25 after enrolment.
Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2012/2013 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.
Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for psychiatrists, as accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and for family physicians from the College of Family Physicians, are available.