Carl Jung 's Theory Of Psychology

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Sigmund Freud along with Carl Jung are among the main pioneers of psychology, they can be viewed as the early founders and most influential thinkers, as they contributed significantly to the modern science of psychology. They earnestly searched to understand the human psychological frailties in their entire lives trying to address and understand the human’s internal changes and struggles. This paper will compare and contrast Feud’s theories to those of Jung. Though their theories differ, they have had a great impact on our discernment of the human mind and their influences have led to the successful development of the wide range of human distress (Bluhm, 2006).
Freud’s point of view of the entire human psyche was from a sexual perspective; his theory assumed that the human mind had three basic components: the id (instincts), the ego (reality) and the superego (morality). The components were often conflicting and they usually shaped the personality. His theory is also denoted to as psychoanalytic theory of development since Sigmund Freud is the father of psychoanalytic psychology.
On the other hand, Jung developed his theory based on the belief that human psyche has undeniable religious nature. He theorized that people should be taught to consolidate the conscious mind and the unconscious with a process he termed individuation, for them to become whole. Jung had a wide knowledge of religion, mythology, and philosophy, and in particular the symbolism connected to the…
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