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A Theory of Carl Jung

Nancy R. Stone

Greenville Technical College


Carl Jung was born on July 26, 1875, in Kesswil, Switzerland. When he was four, the family moved to Basel, Switzerland, where his younger sister Gertrud was born. In 1886 Jung was sent to secondary school. He then studied medicine at the University of Basel (1895-1900) He received his medical degree from the University of Zurich in 1902 then was an apprentice at Burghozli Hospital in Zurich, for 9 years. In 1903 Carl married Marries Emma Rauschenbach, who was his companion and a brilliant scholar in her own right. Retrieved from SATTLER, GARY R. "CARL GUSTAV JUNG." Great Thinkers of the Western World. HarperCollins Publishers, 1999. 469. Gale Power Search. Web. 28 Aug. 2011.)

In 1904 Jung's first research was studied on word association in patients at Burghozli Hospital in Zurich. He found groups of repressed psychic content for which Jung invented the now famous word "complex." Because of this study it brought Jung close to the work of Sigmund Freud. Jung's work confirmed with many of Freud's ideas. Between 1907 and 1912 he and Freud worked very close. Jung and Freud both agreed in the Psychodynamic Approach of Psychology, emphasizing unconscious thought and the conflict between biological drive and society's demands, along with early childhood family experiences. Retrieved from Cowgil, Charles. "Psychology History." Welcome to Muskingum University. May 1997. 28 Aug. 2011 <http://www.muskingum.edu/~psych/psycweb/history/jung.htm> Around 1913 Jung broke from Freud due to Freud's insistence in sexual drive being the main state of his theory. Jung's augment was Freud's theory left no room for the human spirit. Although Jung shared in Freud's

interest in the unconscious Jung knew he believed in a deeper more root like approach.


In 1912 Jung's book named "Symbols and Transformations of the Libido" was published. Here Jung wanted to understand the symbolic meaning of the contents of the unconscious. In order to distinguish between individual psychology and psychoanalysis. Cowgil, Charles. "Psychology History." Welcome to Muskingum University. May 1997. 28 Aug. 2011 <http://www.muskingum.edu/~psych/psycweb/history/jung.htm>.Jung gave his discipline the name "Analytical Psychology." Analytical Psychology is the analysis of the human mind, psyche and the unconscious, as well as the conscious components of the mind. Jung



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