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Analytical Psychology

  1. Burt Hopkins

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0055

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Hopkins, B. 2010. Analytical Psychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Seattle University

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Analytical Psychology is the name Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) gave to his theoretical and methodological approach to the psychology of the unconscious, following his break with Freud and classical psychoanalysis in 1913. Unlike psychoanalysis, analytical psychology does not regard the structure of the unconscious as limited to contents that were initially a part of consciousness. Although not denying the psychoanalytic view that the unconscious includes contents that were once conscious, it holds that the unconscious also includes contents not yet capable of becoming conscious (i.e., symptoms) and contents incapable of ever becoming fully conscious (i.e., the symbolic manifestation of the archetypes of the collective unconscious).


  • unconscious;
  • archetypes;
  • individuation;
  • complex