A Primer of Jungian Psychology

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The contributions of Carl Jung to understanding of the human psyche are immense. Starting as Freud's most famous disciple, Jung soon broke away from his mentor to follow his own lines of investigation and discovery. Many of Jung's ideas are now considered fundamentals in the study of the mind, but other, more controversial theories dealing with the psychological relevance of alchemy, ESP, astrology, and occultism are only now being seriously examined. This condensation and summary of Jung's life and work by two ...

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Overview

The contributions of Carl Jung to understanding of the human psyche are immense. Starting as Freud's most famous disciple, Jung soon broke away from his mentor to follow his own lines of investigation and discovery. Many of Jung's ideas are now considered fundamentals in the study of the mind, but other, more controversial theories dealing with the psychological relevance of alchemy, ESP, astrology, and occultism are only now being seriously examined. This condensation and summary of Jung's life and work by two eminent psychology professors is written with deep understanding and extraordinary clarity and, along with its companion volume, A Primer Of Jungian Psychology is essential reading for anyone interested in the hidden depths of the mind.

A condensation and summary of Jung's life and work; and explanations of his concepts of the collective unconscious, archetypal personality and other areas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452011861
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 789,836
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Calvin S. Hall held teaching posts at several universities including Case-Western Reserve, Syracuse University, the University of Miami, Reserve University, and was Professor Emeritus at the University of California in Santa Cruz.

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Table of Contents

A Primer of Jungian Psychology 1. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
I. Childhood and Youth II. Professional Activities III. What Was Jung?

2. The Structure of Personality
I. The Psyche II. Consciousness A. The Ego III. The Personal Unconscious A. Complexes IV. The Collective Unconscious A. Archetypes
1. The Persona
2. The Anima and the Animus
3. The Shadow
4. The Self V. Interactions Among the Structures of Personality VI. Summary

3. The Dynamics of Personality
I. The Psyche: A Relatively Closed System II. Psychic Energy III. Psychic Values A. Direct Observation and Deduction B. Complex Indicators C. Emotional Reactions D. Intuition IV. The Principle of Equivalence V. The Principle of Entropy VI. Progression and Regression VII. Canalization of Energy VIII. Summary

4. The Development of Personality
I. Individuation II. Transcendence and Integration A. The Role of the Parents B. The Influence of Education C. Other Influences III. Regression IV. Stages of Life A. Childhood B. Youth and Young Adulthood C. Middle Age D. Old Age V. Summary

5. Psychological Types
I. The Attitudes II. The Functions III. Combinations of Attitudes and Functions IV. Types of Individuals A. Extraverted Thinking Type B. Introverted Thinking Type C. Extraverted Feeling Type D. Introverted Feeling Type E. Extraverted Sensation Type F. Introverted Sensation Type G. Extraverted Intuitive Type H. Introverted Intuitive Type V. Practical Considerations VI. Summary

6. Symbols and Dreams
I. Amplification II. Symbols III. Dreams A. Dream Series

7. Jung's Place in Psychology
A Guide for Reading Jung Collected Works of C. G. Jung Recommended Readings Index

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