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Analytical Psychology: Carl Jung

Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of the school of analytical psychology. The son of a Swiss Reformed minister, he grew up in Basel, where he was influenced by the writings of Jacob Burckhardt and Friedrich Nietzsche. He described his formative school experiences in his autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections. Graduating from the municipal university, he joined the staff of Eugen Bleuler at the Burghölzli Mental Hospital in Zürich, where he conducted groundbreaking studies of the psychology of schizophrenia. His word association experiments established the existence of emotional “complexes” and led to the creation of the lie detector test. An early adherent of psychoanalysis, he became its leading spokesman and developed a close relationship with Sigmund Freud. After they parted ways ...

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