Saturday, September 3, 2011

Carl Jung

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Carl Gustav Jung

Jung in 1910
Born 26 July 1875
Kesswil, Thurgau, Switzerland
Died 6 June 1961 (aged 85)
Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Residence Switzerland
Citizenship Swiss
Fields Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Analytical psychology
Institutions Burghölzli, Swiss Army (as a commissioned officer in World War I)
Doctoral advisor Eugen Bleuler, Sigmund Freud
Known for Analytical psychology
Carl Gustav Jung (German: [ˈkarl ˈɡʊstaf ˈjʊŋ]; 1875–1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of Analytical Psychology. Jung is considered the first modern psychiatrist to view the human psyche as "by nature religious" and make it the focus of exploration.[1] Though not the first to analyze dreams, he is one of the best known pioneers in the field of dream analysis. While he was a fully involved and practicing clinician, much of his life's work was spent exploring tangential areas, including Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, and sociology, as well as literature and the arts; all of which were extremely productive in regard to the symbols and processes of the human psyche, found in dreams and other entries to the unconscious.
Jung considered the process of individuation necessary for a person to become whole. This is a psychological process of integrating the opposites including the conscious with the unconscious while still maintaining their relative autonomy.[2] Individuation was the central concept of analytical psychology.[3]
Many pioneering psychological concepts were originally proposed by Jung, including the Archetype, the Collective Unconscious, the Complex, and synchronicity. A popular psychometric instrument, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), has been principally developed from Jung's theories.




J said...

It's tough to concentrate on Jung when the hero archetype Thor is on the right side of the page.

Gary Kelly said...

Go to your room J.