Understanding the Psyche (11:23)
Dr. Carl Jung begins this interview by explaining how, in human psychology, man's psychology consists of the ramifications of instinct in behavior, but it also is determined by many other elements. He goes on to assert why the history of the human race, across all cultures, is the key to understanding the human mind within the field of psychology.
Nature of the Unconscious (06:02)
Jung moves on to several cases in which he dealt with patients suffering from varying forms of psychopathy and gathered the research he included in his book, "The Psychology of the Unconscious," now revised and known as "Symbolisms of Transformation." Jung shares that his views of the unconscious as entirely separate from the conscious cost him his relationship with Sigmund Freud who believed the opposite.
Developing a Typology (10:07)
In 1918, Jung wrote a disposition about the relationship between the ego and the unconscious claiming to have discovered through his study of the conscious that it is the factor that produces attitudes and behaviors. He then describes the process in which he assessed the thinking and feeling types and discovered there were intuitive types.
Cases of Projection (05:36)
Jung talks about the emotional and extremely personal information that people will give out to their therapist and how damaging it could be if the psychologist blackmailed them. He then explains that some patients will begin seeing their therapist as a maternal or paternal figure.
Developing Archetypes (05:17)
Jung shares several dreams one of his patients had about him which display her emotional transference to him as a god-like archetype. He explains that the young woman, a student of philosophy, had fallen away from her religious upbringing, so she needed a figure to replace her former deity.
History of Mythology (05:21)
Jung asserts that archetypes, especially ones who are viewed as figures of authority, are considered to be the origins of mythology; he believes people are searching for incorruptible values on which to base their lives and their decisions. He goes on to explain that statements about religion or poetry are expressions of the individual's inner, mythological process.
Importance of the Humanities (13:32)
Jung is asked whether or not the humanities are a necessary field of study for people who are entering into the field of psychology; Jung believes that studying humanities, particularly history, is invaluable for everyone, no matter what their profession. He shares the story of a young Jewish woman whose life was entirely changed when she studied her family history.
Credits: Dr. Carl Jung (00:32)
Credits: Dr. Carl Jung
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