Carl Jung

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Carl Jung

Contributions to the social sciences:-Jung’s contributions include a theory of the structure and dynamics of psyche, both conscious and unconscious as well as how the unconscious manifests itself in dreams.-This concept of the collective unconscious offers analytical psychological science its distinctive dimension of which means as compared with different traditions of psychotherapy.- It moves the observe of psychotherapy from a spotlight on psychopathology and its symptoms to a thought of the which means and purpose of those symptoms once understood symbolically, by inserting them within the larger context of the evolution of the human psyche altogether its ingenious and cultural manifestations.

Carl Jung

"the word happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness''

criticisms -treated psychology like a science; science is backed up with statistics and facts, whereas psychology deals with humans and cannot be statistical

where did he live? Kesswil, SwitzerlandBIRTH DATE: July 26, 1875DEATH DATE: June 06, 1961

How he/she helped to further the discipline of psychology: Jung majored in the psychoanalytic theory, and worked with dream analysis to further his theories about the unconscious mind. He was big on the value of one’s creative forces and development toward wholeness. Jung developed many theories about the conscious and unconscious, the way the unconscious mind reveals itself in dreams, personality types, and the nature of a person’s development. He viewed his work as therapy which releases creativity and promotes personal development. Jung also came up with the terms for introverted (inward looking) and extroverted (outward looking). With these theories and methods of therapy, along with Sigmund Freud, Carl was able to further the meanings of dreams to help make an understanding of a person’s personality or certain actions. He furthered the discipline of psychology by introducing these theories and used them to analyze people.

Validity of his/her research and theory to contemporary social issues: Jung along with Freud, are both known as the “masters of psychology”. Jung’s theories help people understand others behaviors and thoughts, why people do certain things, hidden aspects of personalities, and dream interpretation. He’s published books about self discovery and wholeness, and appreciating personal depths. Dream analysis is still used today, to gain an understanding of a person’s unconscious mind. His terms “introverted” and “extroverted” are still used in order to indentify one’s personality type. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was also founded by Carl, which is still an organization very much used to help alcoholics or addicts. Therefore, many of this theories and ideas are still relevant to the society we live in today.

outline of field of research-founder of analytical psychology -studied paranormal activity andpsychology -worked with Freud, both men pioneered modern theories of the relationships between the conscious and unconscious aspects of the mind. -Jung saw the primary motivating force to be spiritual in origin. -Many issues Jung dealt with arose from personal experiences. -He proposed and developed concepts of extroverted and introverted personalities. -Many people thought "extrovert" was outgoing& "introvert" you were extremely shy -Carl’s point was that most of us fall somewhere in the middle, he said “There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. Such a person would be in the lunatic asylum.”- Another theory was Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious - Based his experiences with schizophrenic persons since he worked in the psychiatric hospital. -The collective unconscious was expressed through archetypes which were universal thought forms or mental images that influenced an individual’s feelings and actions. -The experience of archetypes didn’t pay much attention to traditions or cultural rules suggesting they are innate projections. -A new born does not come as a blank slate but comes ready to perceive certain archetypal patterns and symbols. -Jung believed this was the reason why children fantasized so much; they haven’t experienced enough of reality to cancel out the archetypal imagery. -Overall, these were his two main theories. Much of his work has also been influential in areas of religion and literature.

"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people"

Carl Jung & Sigmund Freud


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