Born July 1875 in Switzerland and died at the age of 85 in 1961, Jung was known as the father of analytical psychology. He worked with Sigmund Freud for many years; they even studied each others dreams. Freud viewed the somewhat younger Jung as his "crown prince" and possible successor. By doing so, they found out secrets about each other, like that Freud was sleeping with Jung's wife and Jung was sleeping with one of Freud's patients. Through all this, they were still surprisingly close partners. Eventually, Freud's paternal attitude vexed Jung, and this personality conflict, which Freud interpreted as Jung's unconscious wish to usurp his fatherly authority, caused a split in their relationship.

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He was a follower and partner of Sigmund Freud. He studied the human psyche through dreams, art, mythology, religion, philosophy, and the unconscious. But strangely, he had a somewhat medical view. He strived to find a "brain toxin" in the brain that caused schizophrenia (sadly, he never found it). He believed that people with anxiety could be helped through art therapy, and believed that expressing dreams through art could help a person recover from trauma or emotional distress. He opposed Freud by upholding the belief that dreams were for helping growth, not just about sex. He believed Freud overemphasized sexuality, and believed spirituality to be a fundamental human motive, coequal with sexuality. He termed the word "self" as the sum of personality, conscious, and unconscious.

Famous Experiments/Studies by this person...

He developed word association experiments to understand and study the phenomenon (building upon the work of anthropologist and explorer Francis Galton). These studies not only validated earlier work, but also determined that material with related emotional content tended to become grouped together in the psyche, evolving into dynamic clusters, or "complexes."

Jung used projective tests such as Myers-Briggs and inkblot tests.

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