Introduction to Analytical Psychology and the Collected Works of Carl Jung   [Archived Catalog]
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PSY 8803 - Introduction to Analytical Psychology and the Collected Works of Carl Jung

This course serves as an introduction to the life and work of Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). Self-reflections on his life and times are memorialized in his classic autobiography Memories Dreams and Reflections. The development of his life in cultural context is critically examined in selected biography. In Volume 7 of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Two Essays on Analytical Psychology, core concepts and constructs of his theory of personality are introduced and examined. Prominent essays discuss the psychology of the unconscious, the relationship between the Ego and the Unconscious, Eros theory, personal and collective unconscious; and archetypes of the collective unconscious. In volume 8 of the Collected Works, The Structure and Dynamic of the Psyche, Jung illustrates the development of conceptual foundations upon which analytical psychology rests. This work reflects the period that began when Jung broke away from the psychoanalytic school and formulated his own theoretical concepts as distinct from those of Freud. It comes up to the 1950's, when Jung published an account of his controversial theory of synchronicity. Selected topics include essays on: Psychic Energy; The Transcendent Function; Complex Theory; Instinct and the Unconscious; The Nature and Structure of Psyche; Aspects of Dream theory; Stages of Life; The Soul and Death; and Synchronicity: An A-causal Connecting Principle. 3 credit(s)