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Collective Unconscious
This paper discusses Carl Jung's theory of collective unconscious.
# 92067 | 1,740 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2007 in Psychology (Jung) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper explains that Carl Jung's collective unconscious theory basically states that there are many layers to the conscious mind. The author points out that Jung embraced a Darwin style belief and attributed Jung's archetypes to a biological base, which were inherited much in the same manner that having blue eyes is inherited. The paper relates that this theory, in later years, was ridiculed by many in the profession; however, modern investigations into false memories, memories from post traumatic stress syndrome and biological components of the brain lend credibility to this theory of collective unconscious. The paper includes two charts.

Table of Contents:
What Is It
Collective Unconscious
Biological Aspect
His Background

From the Paper:

"Taking the step one level further, the world of mental health has uncovered something that is referred to as false memory syndrome. This is where someone has a memory and it comes forth and the therapist and the person begin to work on it as if it is a memory of an actual event. Medical science has decided that sometimes they are false memories that are being brought forth and there is a definite biological component to their existence. This helps provide evidence of the biological factor or archtypes that are referred to in Jung's theory."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jung's Collective Unconscious
  • Carl Gustav Jung collective unconcious
  • Synchronicity and the archetypes. (Carl Jung's doctrines) Skeptical Inquirer; 6/22/1994; Gallo, Ernest

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