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Who was Carl Jung?

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Carl Jung Carl Jung was born in Kesswil, Switzerland, in 1875. He was the son of a Lutheran pastor and because of his father's detached attitude, Jung felt isolated by his own spiritual interests. His ideas as a grown up were strongly influenced by his experiences as a child. Jung graduated from the University of Basel in 1900, after a few years medical studying. He then began a psychiatric internship in Zurich under Eugen Bleuler. Bleuler was the one who coined the term 'schizophrenia'. Later on Jung began lecturing psychiatry at the University of Zurich and conducting a psychiatric practice. At this time he contacted Freud. Jung was very interested in his ideas and when they first met they talked for hours. ...read more.

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Individuation is a process of increasing awareness that remains developing throughout the whole life. However, this theory is very rich, detailed and complex. The theory often deals with complementary opposites like conscious and unconscious and so on. Like Freud, Jung was a great writer. He often returned back to his old writings to make them clearer and it's difficult to summarize all his writings since he wrote about such a vast area. Patterns within the collective unconscious which for instance serve to organize our experiences and providing the basis of many fantasies and symbols are called archetypes. Archetypes contain no content of their own. The ones that are most familiar are the animus, the anima and the shadow. The anima represents the feminine side of a male. ...read more.

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He stated that dreams are just as important as breathing fresh air. Nowadays Jung's theory about dreams is used more often than Freud's theory, but within the psychiatry both Jung's and Freud's theory are used. It depends on which school you are studying at and almost everyone can agree on that Freud's theories are a bit far-fetched. In contrast to Freud, Jung's concepts have led critics to argue that his theory comes no closer to being scientifically testable. I think that it's better to use Jung's ideas about dreams, because they are easier to use than Freud's and still include crucial information. It's also easier to use his theories since they are used by most people. "P� det hela taget �r det sannolikt att vi st�ndigt dr�mmer men att medvetandet f�r ett s�dant ov�sen att vi inte h�r det" Jung This is a quotation translated into Swedish. ?? ?? ?? ?? Psychology Petter Killander Carl Jung IB-1 ...read more.

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