A Brief History About The Death Of The Son Of A Clergy Man By Karl Gustav
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A brief History about the Theorist
Born in…. in Switzerland the son of a clergy man, Karl Gustav Jung was a lonely child. Much has been written about his childhood isolation and the impact this had on his later theories, of the significance of he placed on the imagination and a deep need to connect to the greater whole to break out of his isolation. Jung was a highly imaginative and empathetic boy who was interested in philosophy religion and read widely.
In 1900 Jung joined the staff of the Burghölzli Asylum of the University of Zürich and worked under Eugen Bleuler, who pioneered what are now considered to be classical studies of mental illness. Jung explored association tests with his patients and became fascinated by their…show more content… Jung had been elected president of the International Psychoanalytic Society in 1911 and consequently he resigned from the society in 1914.
Their Theory/Therapy A former student of Freud, it is clear that Jungs approach toward analytical psychology is often expressed through the differences in his theoretical assumptions compared to Freud and although they agreed on much it is interesting to see the departures of Jungian psychology:
One of Jungs early achievements was to make a distinction between two personality types; extraverted (people with an outward looking attitude) and introverted people with inward looking attitudes). Jung later went on to classify the four main functions of the mind—thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition—an d stated that one or more of these functions are dominant in any personality. Results of this study were embodied in Psychological Types, 1923).
Regarding the theory of Libido, Jung purports that the Libido was not purely sexual energy but believed it to be Psychic energy, capable of motivating the individual creatively, intellectually and spiritually. He also believed that libido had an important function for seeking pleasure and resolving conflict.
Regarding the theory of the unconscious, similar to Freud, Jung recognised that the psyche consists of separate but interconnected systems; comprising of two main spheres, the conscious and the unconscious. Furthermore, Jung divided the unconscious into two