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analytical psychology

analytical psychology  

A term introduced by Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) in 1913, the year he left the psychoanalytic movement, to denote the new approach that he saw as having evolved out of psychoanalysis under his ...
anima

anima  

In analytical psychology, the feminine principle as represented in the male unconscious, an archetype (2) forming part of the collective unconscious, representing the feminine aspect of human nature, ...
animus

animus  

1 Antipathy or animosity.2 Intention, purpose, or motivation.3 In analytical psychology, the masculine principle present as an archetype (2) in the female collective unconscious, characterized by ...
archetypal form

archetypal form  

In analytical psychology, an image, motif, pattern, or theme associated with an archetype (2), the archetype itself not being susceptible to direct representation. See God-image, mandala, primordial ...
archetype

archetype  

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An original which has been imitated; (in Jungian theory) a primitive mental image inherited from the earliest human ancestors, and supposed to be present in the collective unconscious.
Carl Gustav Jung

Carl Gustav Jung  

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(1875–1961)Swiss psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology and who proposed the concepts of extrovert and introvert personalities, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. He also developed ...
individuation

individuation  

The act or process of giving individuality to someone or something. In analytical psychology it is the process occurring by degrees over the lifespan whereby an individual achieves wholeness through ...
innate ideas

innate ideas  

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Ideas that are inborn and not the product of experience. The controversy over their existence formed a major element in Locke's rejection of the philosophy of Descartes, and Locke was in turn ...
myth

myth  

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A traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
objective psyche

objective psyche  

In analytical psychology, another name for the collective unconscious, so called because it is not personal and therefore not subjective. Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) introduced this term (Collected ...
personal unconscious

personal unconscious  

In analytical psychology, another name for the unconscious (2), introduced by Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) to distinguish it from the collective unconscious.
psychoid

psychoid  

In analytical psychology, soul-like, a term that Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) applied to the collective unconscious, which ‘cannot be directly perceived or “represented”, in contrast to the ...
racial memory

racial memory  

Another name for the collective unconscious. Also called the racial unconscious.
unconscious

unconscious  

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(un-kon-shŭs)1 in a state of unconsciousness.2 (in psychoanalysis) denoting the part of the mind that includes memories, motives, and intentions that are not accessible to awareness and cannot be ...

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