Jerry Garcia's Personality according to Carl Jung
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This paper discusses the life and personality of musician, Jerry Garcia. It discusses various events from his childhood and how these helped to form his personality. The paper specifically looks at Carl Jung's theories of operant conditioning and behaviorism and how they relate to the life and experiences of Jerry Garcia. The paper also analyzes Garcia's personality in terms of Jung's core principles of identity such as the ego, the personal consciousness and the collective unconscious.
From the Paper:"Jerry Garcia's personality can be analyzed also in terms of Jung's core principles of identity such as the ego, the personal consciousness, and the collective unconscious. Psychedelic drugs open the mind to what might be termed a collective unconscious in which the world is filled with symbols. The shadow part of the personality would explain Jerry's persistent drug use in spite of the health problems it would cause him later in life and eventually led to his death. Jerry Garcia, evident in the type of shows the Grateful Dead played during their decades-long existence, was also enamored with the dream world. Long, extended music jams were perfect opportunities to let the mind roam free and explore the unconscious dimensions of the human personality. Jerry's father-like image makes him an archetype, too. With the big, bushy beard he became known for, Jerry Garcia almost resembles the Christian depiction of deity; Jerry Garcia was nothing but a rock and roll God, which is another reason why Jungian psychology can best explain the life and personality of the musician."
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- "Biography for Jerry Garcia." IMDB. Retrieved June 23, 2008 from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0305263/bio
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- "Carl Jung." Retrieved June 23, 2008 from http://psych.eiu.edu/spencer/Jung.html
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