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Comparison of Freud and Jung
A comparison of the Jungian and Freudian conceptions of the mind.
# 19148 | 2,025 words | 9 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Mar 03, 2003 in Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Jung)

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"Jung's conception of the mind quite naturally colored his conceptions of mental processes and of mental disease. For most people, the concepts of Freud are more familiar than those of Jung, and there are some similarities as well as differences between the two. Basically, though, they had a different conception of the human mind. Freud sees human nature and human behavior as produced by "the irremediable antagonism between the demands of instinct and the restrictions of civilization" (Strachey in Freud, 1966, 4). Human nature in the state of nature is thus one thing, while human nature in civilization has been reshaped and produces a different form of alienation in the Freudian conception. As the individual develops during the life cycle, the ego, or the sense of self, changes from encompassing everything to detaching itself from the external world and thus..."

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