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Jung, Carl (1875–1961)

  1. N. A. Haynie

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0480

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Haynie, N. A. 2010. Jung, Carl (1875–1961). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Honolulu, Hawaii

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and the founder of analytical psychology. Born and raised in Switzerland in an unhappy family, he learned early to depend upon his own inner resources for guidance and encouragement. He graduated in 1900 with a medical degree from the University of Basel. He was appointed to the University of Zurich psychiatric clinic to work under Eugene Bleuler, noted for his interest in schizophrenia. Jung also studied with Pierre Janet, the French psychiatrist known for his work in hysteria and multiple personality. In 1905, Jung was lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Basel, but after several years he resigned to concentrate on private practice, research, and writing. From 1932 to 1942 he was professor at the Federal Polytechnical University of Zurich. Illness forced his resignation; his last years were spent in writing and publishing books about analytic psychology.


  • dream interpretation;
  • personality theory;
  • psychoanalysis;
  • symbolism;
  • unconscious