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International master’s study course in social trauma

ByCamellia Hancheva, Carmen Scher, Andreas Hamburger

Social trauma is among the most important subjects in clinical, social, and general psychology, as well as in cultural theory. The elective master’s course in social trauma is an innovative teaching platform, where the complex topic of social trauma is taught to a group of international students by a group of international lecturers. Besides the quality of the specialised, multidisciplinary teaching, this format enables students to become familiar with international collaboration and exchange. The social psychology part of the module comprises topics such as the interaction between victims and perpetrators, Stockholm syndrome in large groups, dehumanisation, conspiracy of silence and social psychological aspects of transgenerational traumatisation, and totalitarianism. Here, emphasis can be given to migration and borderland identity.