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Carl Gustav Jung's Biography

 
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Carl Gustav Jung was born in Switzerland in 1875.

One of the founders of modern depth-psychology, Jung produced experimental proof of "feeling-toned complexes" and the existence of the unconscious.

Sigmund Freud recognised the importance of his work and collaborated with Jung until 1913, but the two men diverged over the emphasis Freud placed on sexuality as the determinant of personality.

In 1921 Carl Gustav Jung published a work originating the concept of introvert and extrovert personalities and the four psychological functions of sensation, intuition, thinking and feeling.

The importance of Jung's work stretches into fields such as anthropology, religion and art.

Carl Gustav Jung died on 6 June 1961.

For further information, please see The New York Times' article Carl Gustav Jung.

On 7 October 2009, the BBC reported that Carl Jung's Red Book went on public display for the first time.



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