Jung And Jung's Concepts Of The Unconscious Mind

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Unconscious mind: Like Freud, Jung believed that the psyche is a person 's total personality and strives to maintain a balance while opposing conflicting forces he also claims that the psyche is continually trying codevelop itself in a process he terms as individuation (Hopwood, A, 2014). Jung divided the psyche into three realms; the ego (consciousness); the personal unconsciousness; and the collective unconscious (Hopwood, A, 2014). The ego is what Jung considers to the centre of an individual 's field of awareness, it is - of a sort- a form of a gatekeeper influencing which contents and experiences will be selected to be available in the conscious mind and which information will be eliminated or ignored, it also deals with feelings, organisation of thoughts and sensations(Smith, Peter, 2013). The ego links the outer world with the inner world is said to arise from the Self during early developmental stages. According to Jung how an individual interacts with the world around them influences the type of attitudes and personality traits that they will incorporate, as is the example with extraverted people (those who are dominant in their social settings) and introverts (those who chose to be less dominant in a social setting) (Hopwood, A, 2014). The personal unconscious of Jung’s theory is, in essence, the same as Freud 's idea of the unconscious mind (Mcleod, S, 2014). It arises from the interactions between the collective unconscious and the individual 's development
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