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Analytical Psychology: Carl Gustav Jung

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Carl Gustav Jung, was born in Switzerland in 1875. Jung was descendant of Sigmund Freud’s “psychoanalysis” and worked closely with Freud for many years. Eventually their ideas differed and Jung and Freud parted ways. Jung developed analytical psychology. Analytical psychology is a variation of psychoanalysis, Jung focused less on sexuality (Storr, 1991). At an early age Jung was very observant of the adults who surrounded him. In particular, his parents. These views would later translate into his work. Jung’s major contributions include his theory of the psyche, specifically the collective unconscious and archetypes. Jung also identified the personality traits introversion and extraversion. Jung’s work contributed a great deal to psychology.
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Jung’s Mother Carl Jung was the son of Johann Jung and Emilie Jung. Jung’s mother came from a protestant family (Smith, 1996). On both sides of Jung’s
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According to Jung, who throughout his life especially the latter half of his life, strived to become one with himself and integrate all the components of himself (Storr, 1991). Jung states that the first part of a person’s life is to have a place in the world. He goes on to state that one must cut ties with their parents and start their own lives, with their significant other (Storr, 1991). Jung had to abandon mundane things to reach his individuation (Storr, 1991). He proposes that a person must leave mundane things in order to become whole. For example, a scholarly person must leave his academic work in order to self-analyze. Jung let go of his academic career in his process of becoming whole. Jung states that there comes a point in the middle of a person’s life that he or she may have to ask themselves what the point of their existence is (Storr, 1991). One has to self-analyze and let all parts of themselves become one. At the end of this process a person is an integrated individual (Storr,
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