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In analytical psychology, a part of the unconscious (2) additional to the personal unconscious, containing memories, instincts, and experiences that are shared by all people. According to ...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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2020
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... unconscious (in Jungian psychology) structures of the unconscious mind shared by all humans. Jung considered the collective unconscious to exist collectively amongst humans in addition to the personal unconscious mind postulated by Freud. He argued that the collective unconscious, populated by instincts and archetypes , had a profound influence on the lives of individuals through symbols, rituals, and shared...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... unconscious According to C. G. Jung 's psychological theory, the inherited aspect of the unconscious that is common to all members of the human race. The collective unconscious has evolved over many centuries and contains images (archetypes), which are found in dreams and numerous religious and mystical...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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... unconscious The psychologist Carl Gustav Jung distinguished between the personal unconscious , formed through the repression of the impulses, experiences, and wishes of daily life, and the collective unconscious of deep-seated, inherited personality structures—in Jung's view a kind of “racial memory”—that reproduced age-old life patterns and forms of behavior. For Jung, the collective unconscious is composed of archetypes —basic situational, behavioral, and imaginative elements that provide the continuity of human existence. These are represented...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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2010

... unconscious The inherited dimension of the psyche according to the analytical psychology of Carl Jung . Consisting of the entirety of human history and manifesting itself in the form of a system of archetypes , the collective unconscious is what every human being has in common according to Jung. So although it is a very general idea, it also has quite specific manifestations, which can be seen instantiated in myths, symbols, and rituals. Within the psyche itself, the collective unconscious can be thought of as the most primitive dimension. The...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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... unconscious The inherited dimension of the psyche according to the analytical psychology of Carl Jung . Consisting of the entirety of human history and manifesting itself in the form of a system of archetypes , the collective unconscious is what every human being has in common according to Jung. So although it is a very general idea, it also has quite specific manifestations, which can be seen instantiated in myths, symbols, and rituals. Within the psyche itself, the collective unconscious can be thought of as the most primitive dimension. The...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... unconscious n. In analytical psychology , a part of the unconscious ( 2 ) additional to the personal unconscious , containing memories, instincts, and experiences that are shared by all people. According to Carl Gustav Jung ( 1875–1961 ), these mental elements are inherited and often organized into archetypes ( 2 ) , and they become manifest in dreams and in fairy tales, myths, religions, and other cultural phenomena. Also called the objective psyche, racial memory , or racial unconscious . See also anima , animus ( 3 ) , archetypal...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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... unconscious The term in the psychology of Jung for the inherited deposit of the past experience of the human species, preserved in the unconscious of each of us in the form of archetypes or symbolic figures and myths. These determine the shape of our imaginings and dreams, and in periods of crisis may recur with great emotional intensity to point out our...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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... unconscious The term given by the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung ( 1875–1961 ) to the inborn racial memory which he believed to be the primitive source of the archetypes or ‘universal’ symbols found in legends, poetry, and dreams. See also myth criticism...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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collective unconscious

collective unconscious  

In analytical psychology, a part of the unconscious (2) additional to the personal unconscious, containing memories, instincts, and experiences that are shared by all people. According to Carl Gustav ...
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.
racial memory

racial memory  

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