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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Self Psychology Page

 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

3 stars
Content Quality: 3 stars
Effectiveness: 2 stars
Ease of Use: 3 stars
Reviewed: Sep 12, 2005 by Psychology
Overview: The Self Psychology site, edited by Martin Gossman, M.D. and David Wolf, Psy.D., is described by the editors as “dedicated to discussion, information, and communication regarding Heinz Kohut's psychoanalytic psychology of the self and contemporary developments.” The site is a compilation of information such as news archive, bibliography, bulletin board, links, papers and reprints, and training sites related to Kohut’s self psychology.
Learning Goals: Major learning goals:

  • brief introduction and definition of Kohut's psychoanalytic self psychology

  • reference site for the self psychology practitioner

Target Student Population: Target student population:

  • undergraduate psychology student searching for introductory material

  • graduate students with an emphasis on practicing Kohut’s psychoanalysis may find the site a useful reference and communication tool.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: For optimal benefit from the site, a basic understanding of Kohut’s self psychology and alternative theories is necessary.
Type of Material: Type of material:

  • collection

  • reference
Recommended Uses: Recommended use:

  • brief introduction to Kohut’s self psychology

  • reference site

  • facilitate communication among practitioners

Technical Requirements: None.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 3 stars
Strengths: The content provides:

  • detailed references of Kohut’s self psychology

  • in-depth perspectives on the theories and practice of Kohut’s self psychology

  • communication tool for theorists and practitioners

Concerns: Concerns include:

  • scope of site limited to Kohut’s self psychology

  • news and archive are outdated

  • non-interactive with the exception of the bulletin board


Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 2 stars
Strengths: As a teaching tool, the site is most effectively utilized as reference material.
Concerns: Concerns include:

  • scope of site limited to Kohut’s self psychology

  • news and archive are outdated

  • non-interactive with the exception of the bulletin board


Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 3 stars
Strengths: This material is very easy to use. It is clearly organized and easy to navigate.
Concerns: Some links are not functioning properly.