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Dorsey 1 Carl Jung’s Contribution to Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Psychology Edward Dorsey Psychology 100-01 Dr. Thomas Hebert 21 November 2006
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Dorsey 2 In his lifetime, Carl Jung contributed greatly to the fields of psychology and psychiatry with his thoughtful explorations of the unconscious human mind. As a contemporary of Sigmund Freud, Jung understood Freud’s research, but didn’t agree with much of it. He revised Freud’s work and implemented his own findings for the sake of coherency and actuality. Thanks to Jung, the intellectual world has a better sense of the human psyche. Jung was born in Kesswil, a small town in Switzerland, in 1875 to Paul and Emilie Jung. According to Dr. C. George Boeree, a professor at Shippensburg University, Jung “was surrounded by a fairly well educated extended family, including quite a few clergymen and some eccentrics as well.” Therefore, he had a strong awareness of the personalities of people around him. He was a rather lonely child and teenager, and was more interested in his study of foreign languages. He eventually studied medicine at the University of Basel and finally decided on psychiatry as his profession. In 1907, Jung met Sigmund Freud in Vienna, and the two connected strongly in an intellectual sense. Freud passed down his title of being the leader of psychoanalytic research and practice to Jung. Although most textbooks and history books make the strong connection between Freud’s work and Jung’s work, Jung had a slightly different opinion from Freud’s. For instance, Jung did not agree with Freud on the issue of dreams. Freud believed that dreams were purely
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