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How Did Carl Jung Differ from Sigmund Freud?

How Did Carl Jung Differ from Sigmund Freud?

[ad_1] Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Source: The Freud Museum   Although Carl Jung was greatly influenced by Sigmund Freud, he has paved his own way in understanding human psychology. The two collaborated closely in the beginning of Jung’s psychiatric career and shared a mentor-mentee relationship, but gradually tension grew between them as their views became irreconcilable.   Friends or Foes? Photograph with Sigmund Freud sitting at the center and Carl Jung sitting at his right. Source: The Freud Museum   Perhaps it is a cliché that Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams was the reason that joined these two famous psychologists together, but that’s exactly how it happened. Jung was still a young intern under psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler when he was asked to write a review on the book. Almost foreshadowing his future work in dream symbolism, Jung loved the book and grew fascinated by its author. In 1906, Jung decided to contact Freud for the first time. He sent him a copy of his recently published Studies in Word Association, which was a very …

Unlocking the Unconscious: Who Was Sigmund Freud?

Unlocking the Unconscious: Who Was Sigmund Freud?

[ad_1] A photograph of Sigmund Freud. Source: BBC   Sigmund Freud was an Austrian psychologist and neurologist who founded the school of psychoanalysis. Freud discovered original methods of exploring the unconscious. In the course of his research, he developed the theory of psychosexual development and the structural model of the mind. His contributions laid the foundations for many aspects of modern psychology.   Background and Education A photograph of Freud’s birthplace in Freiberg where his family rented a room. Source: Wikimedia Commons   Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 in Freiberg of the Austrian Empire. He had seven younger siblings and two step-brothers. His father, Jacob Freud, was a wool merchant who faced excruciating financial challenges. Freud lived in a rented room with his family until they moved to Vienna in 1859 seeking better economic prospects. When Freud was 9 years old, he entered a prestigious high school there, from which he graduated with honors in 1873. Although Freud initially wanted to pursue a career in law, he was drawn to medicine thanks to reading …

‘Psychoanalysis has returned’: why 2023 brought a new Freud revival | Sigmund Freud

‘Psychoanalysis has returned’: why 2023 brought a new Freud revival | Sigmund Freud

[ad_1] Against the background of the always-on sonic leak of the BBC and Hitler’s promise to annihilate the Jewry of Europe, a new film, Freud’s Last Session, hopes to capitalize on a year in which Freud – and psychoanalysis – were resurrected. The film opens with two pairings – the first, Freud and Freud: Anna (Liv Lisa Fries) teases her dying father, Sigmund (Anthony Hopkins), as he gets up from a nap on his couch. “The doctor lives,” jokes Anna, which, given the film’s title, we know won’t be true for long. Somewhere else in England, Janie Moore (Orla Brady), an older maternal figure, begs CS Lewis (Matthew Goode) to cancel his appointment and stay safely indoors. Both men push through their challenges – the jaw cancer that has made Freud’s life nearly unbearable, and the threat of bombs over Lewis’s train – to gather to debate the facticity of God. Lewis is late. Fictional Freud, ever the champion of the rules of meeting (hour, fees – what psychoanalysts call “the frame”) is unimpressed. So …