Carl Jung - Carl Jung Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a...

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Carl Jung C Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a son of a minister in Switzerland. He C was born on July 26, in the small village of Kesswil on Lake Constance. He w was named after his grandfather, a professor of medicine at the University w of Basel. He was the oldest child and only surviving son of a Swiss Reform o pastor. Two brothers died in infancy before Jung was born. Jung's mother p was a neurotic and often fought with his father. Father was usually lonely w and very irritable. When the child could not take his mother's depressions a and his parents' fights, he sought refuge in the attic, where he played a with a wooden mannikin. Carl was exposed to death early in life, since his w father was a minister and attended many funerals, taking his son with him. f Also, Jung saw many fishermen get killed in the waterfalls and also many A pigs get slaughtered. When he was eleven, he went to a school in Basel, met
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p many rich people and realized that he was poor, compared to them. He liked m to read very much outside of class and detested math and physical education t classes. Actually, gym class used to give him fainting spells (neurosis) c and his father worried that Jung wouldn't make a good living because of his a spells. After Carl found out about his father's concern, the faints s suddenly stopped, and Carl became much more studious. s He had to decide his profession. His choices included archeology, H history, medicine, and philosophy. He decided to go into medicine, partly h because of his grandfather. Carl went to the University of Basel and had b to decide then what field of medicine he was going to go into. After t reading a book on psychiatry, he decided that this was the field for him, r although psychiatry was not a respectable field at the time. Jung became a an assistant at the Burgholzli Mental hospital in Zurich, a famous medical a
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hospital. He studied under Eugen Bleuler, who was a famous psychiatrist h who defined schizophrenia. Jung was also influenced by Freud with whom he w later became good friends. Freud called him his crown-prince. Their l relationship ended when Jung wrote a book called "Symbols of r Transformation." Jung disagreed with Freud's fundamental idea that a symbol T is a disguised representation of a repressed wish. I will go into that i later. After splitting up with Freud, Jung had a 2 year period of l non-productivity, but then he came out with his "Psychological Types," a n famous work. He went on several trips to learn about primitive societies f and archetypes to Africa, New Mexico to study Pueblo Indians, and to India a and Ceylon to study eastern philosophy. He studied religious and occult a beliefs like I Ching, a Chinese method of fortune telling. Alchemy was b also one of his interests. His book, "Psychology and Alchemy," published a in 1944 is among his most important writings. He studied what all this i told about the human mind. One of his methods was word association, which t
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t is when a person is given a series of words and asked to respond to them. i
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