Jungian Psychology

  • Theory of psychiatrist Carl Jung who specialized in analytical psychology.
  • Carl Jung used archetypes, re-occurring symbols and figures, to explain his theories
  • Jung was a supporter of Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis until he decided that Freud’s notion that sexuality was the root of the human personality was not what he believed to be true.
  • He suggested that some people use their psychological power to look inward in an attempt to become emotionally self-sufficient
  • His archetypal psychology employs the model of the unconscious mind as the source development and healing within a person.
  • Through his studies and research, he sought to combine psychology with aspects of religion and mysticism, as he investigated the nature of the human condition (from our earliest existence to present day).