Carl Jung Analytical Essay by Jojoy

Carl Jung
An analytic essay on the psychological work of Cal Jung, leading to a modern humanistic approach still used in psychology.
# 104581 | 1,419 words | 15 sources | APA | 2008 | PH
Published on Jun 18, 2008 in Psychology (Dreams) , Psychology (Jung) , Psychology (Theory) , Psychology (History of Psychology)

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This paper analyzes the life and work of psychological theorist Carl Jung. The author summarizes Jung's major work in the establishment of the collective unconscious, human archetypes, "the complex" and synchronicity, and discusses Jung's separation from Freudian psychoanalytic theory with his exploration of dreams, philosophy, religion and literature.

Psychoanalytic School
Carl Gustav Jung and Analytic Psychology
The Archetypes
The Collective Unconscious
The Complex
The Lifework of Carl Gustav Jung
Carl Gustav Jung Today

From the Paper:

Carl Gustav Jung today stands as one of the most popular and influential psychologists whose perspectives have extended its influence well beyond the traditional confines of psychiatry. Jung's work has been criticized as being imprecise and numinous (Atkinson, 1993, p.545).
"The consequences of Jung's work have influenced significantly our way of thinking. Freudians have called Jung's theories as mysticism or religious in nature but Jung is remembered more fondly versus Freudian theories. Jung's theories have influenced motivational programs like the Alcoholics Anonymous as well as paved the way for a positivist approach in personality testing such as the popular Myer's-Briggs Test.
Jung was not afraid to study together scientific psychology and mysticism, religion and parapsychology, a traditional taboo of his field. However, because of his initiatives in this field, we are realizing more about ourselves and extending our realities. If one is to admire another for one's determination and open mindedness, then Jung certainly is a person to be admired.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Atkinson, Rita L., Atkinson, Richard C., Smith, Edward E., Bem, Daryl J. (1993). Introduction to Psychology, 11th edition. Orlado, FA: Harcourt and Brace Publishers
  • Bandura, A. (1975). Social Learning & Personality Development. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, INC: NJ.
  • Boeree, C. George (2006). Personality Theories - Carl Jung. Retrieved on September 15, 2006 from
  • Carl Jung (2004). Free Encyclopedia from Free Teacher Resources. Retrieved on September 15, 2006 from jung.html
  • Carl Jung (2006). Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved on September 15, 2006 from

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