Unconscious Mind Essays

Jung and Freud’s Theory of the Unconscious

Jung’s theory of the unconscious sprang from the influence of disassociationist psychology, whereby “ideas and images tend to combine into complexes” that represent a measure of one’s personality. Thus, in his 1902 work, Jung theorized that the phenomenon called somnambulism might be an attempt of a future personality to break through. In 1935, Jung posited the existence of the collective unconscious, which represents complexes that exist apart from people’s intentions (Astor, 2002). Freud placed too much emphasis on the aspects…

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Personality Psychology

In this essay I will aim to demonstrate an understanding of Jung’s Personality Types by describing and evaluating his theory and show how they might be useful in helping me to determine therapeutic goals. I will also look at some of the criticism levelled at Jung’s theory,I think this allows the therapist,ie myself to better understand the positive from the negative. I am also of the opinion that detailing Jung’s early years and background play am important role in the…

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The La Diablesse_ Theories and Methods of Assessment

The story of the La Diablesse is one that is familiar to most Caribbean people. She may have different names but her modus operandi is the same; attract and destroy. The purpose of this paper and of our group is to explore the ‘why’ behind her motives. Not the ‘woman’s scorned’ excuse, but a more psychological reason behind her behavior. Is it second child competing for attention? Is it the aggressive drive to conquer that motivates our character? Or perhaps…

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Demian, Sinclair’s Inner Self

As a child most people grow up with the idea of being connected to an imaginary friend. From a psychological stand point, imaginary friends reveal the child’s fear, anxieties and perceptions; basically, they are a part of the child’s subconscious. Often a child is able to act out repressed feelings or thoughts through their imaginary friend, much like the relationship between Emili Sinclair and Max Demian. After reading Demian, the question arises whether Demian is real or if he is…

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‘describe and Evaluate Carl Jung’s Theory Concerning Personality Types

Introduction In this essay I aim to demonstrate an understanding of Jung’s personality types by describing and evaluating his theory and to show how they might useful in helping a therapist to determine therapeutic goals. I will also look at some of the criticisms levelled at Jung’s theory. Carl Gustav Jung, (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961), was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist, and the founder of analytical psychology. His father was a Pastor, and he had an isolated…

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Analytical Psychology of Carl Jung

Psychological Therapeutic System, more commonly known as, Analytical Psychology, was developed and founded by a Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung. Carl’s family was very involved with the Christian faith, when Carl had his “initiation” he didn’t have any moving feelings and that was said to be a main reason to why he chose to go on with his later work, he was trying to replace the faith that was missing from his life (Mitchell). Jung and Freud met up and…

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Carl Jung _the Collective Unconscious_

According to Carl Jung, “the collective unconscious is a universal datum, that is, every human being is endowed with this psychic archetype layer since his/her birth. One cannot acquire these strata by education or other conscious effort because it is innate. Carl Jung extended Freud’s theory of the unconscious. While he agreed that each of us has conflicts and associations relevant to our own history, he felt that the unconscious goes further. He also believed that there are some cultural…

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Carl Jung

Carl Gustav Jung was born on 26th July, 1875 in Kesswyl, a town on Lake Constance in Switzerland. For sixty years, Carl Jung devoted himself with intense energy and with a singularity of purpose to analyzing the far-flung and deep-lying processes of human personality. Although Carl Jung’s theory of personality is usually identified as a psychoanalytic theory because of the emphasis that it places upon unconscious processes, it differs in some notable aspects from Freud’s theory of personality. What is…

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