Carl Gustav Jung Biography

Carl Gustav Jung, often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion; archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, philosophy, archeology, anthropology, literature, and related fields. He was a prolific writer, though many of his works were not published until after his death.

The central concept of analytical psychology is individuation—the psychological process of integrating the opposites, including the conscious with the unconscious, while still maintaining their relative autonomy. Jung considered individuation to be the central process of human development.

Jung created some of the best known psychological concepts, including the archetype, the collective unconscious, the complex, and synchronicity. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a popular psychometric instrument, was developed from Jung's theory of psychological types.

Jung saw the human psyche as "by nature religious" and made this religiousness the focus of his explorations. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Carl Gustav Jung
Nationality:
Switzerland
Profession:
Psychoanalyst, Philosopher, Psychiatrist, Physician, Psychotherapist
Religion:
Christianity
Date of Birth:
July 26, 1875
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
June 6, 1961
Age at Death:
85
Marriages
Carl Gustav Jung Timeline
  • 1907-02-27
    Psychiatrists Carl Gustav Jung and Sigmund Freud meet for the first time in Vienna
  • 2009-10-07
    A digital version of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung's 'Red Book' is published 48 years after his death and contains personal notes on his subconscious during the period in which he developed his principal theories
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