ANALYTIC PSYCHOLOGY

introduced by Carl Jung, a cohesive system wherein the mind is viewed as a composite of philosophical values, primordial images and symbols, and an urge for satisfaction within one's being. The main concepts are: (i) the ego, that acts to attain and manage equality between a person's aware and unaware behaviors and slowly forms an exclusive being via individuation- (ii) the personal unconscious, comprised of memories, emotions, and ideas which are all grounded in individual encounters that have taken place- (iii) the collective unconscious, comprised of visualizations of one's antecedents which forms a basis for the genetic passing on of someone's aptitude and characteristics- and (iv) dynamic polarities, sometimes called tension systems, that stem from their psychic momentum from the sexual drive and impact the growth and declaration of the ego: aware vs. unaware values, introvert vs. extrovert characteristics, sublimation vs. subjugation, logical vs. illogical. With regard to Carl Jung's concepts, the objective in any person's life is to have a true harmony and equilibrium met across all these sectors as a whole.

ANALYTIC PSYCHOLOGY: "Analytic psychology is very much alive and kicking in new age philosophies today such as harmony, karma, and peace."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANALYTIC PSYCHOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/analytic-psychology/ (accessed September 9, 2019).
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