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Jungian Psychology: A Kind of Psychoanalytic Psychology

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What is Jungian Psychology?

Jungian Psychology: A Kind of Psychoanalytic Psychology

Jungian Psychology resulted as a reaction against what Carl Jung believed were the limitations of Freud's work. Jung, a disciple of Freud's, ultimately disagreed with Freud's theories of the relationships of sexuality to neuroses and human development. Jungian Psychology is considered a Psychoanalytic Psychology, but there are many differences between it and Freud's Psychoanalytic Psychology. The most well-known of these may be: the idea of archetypes to understanding the unconscious; his postulation of both an anima (female inclination) and an animus (male inclination) within the unconscious of humans; and the idea of shadow personality characteristics that we repress and therefore cause us problems when they unexpectedly resurface in our behaviors. It is included as a Psychoanalytic Psychology primarily because of its focus on the unconscious as the pathway to understanding and treating problems that were borne of the individual's past.



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