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CARL JUNG Jung was the child of Johann Paul Achille Jung was a Protestant pasteur His mother Emilie Jung was from a well-established Basel family His parents however may have been ill-matched in some ways and this is probably one of the reasons why he was left alone a lot In these times of lonely childhood he wondered and meditated over Lifes big issues He already then had an inherent inclination for dreaming and fantasy which he consciously sought to develop According to himself these inner abilities largely influenced his adult work After graduation in medicine in 1902 from the universities of Basel and Zrich with a wide background in biology zoology paleontology and archeaology he began his study of human psychology In February 1903 Jung maried Emma Rauschenbach a psychoanalyst Emma was an important support for Jung in his scientific activities and they lived together until Emmas death in 1955 They raised five children After his graduation Jung began his research in word association When a patient speaks language outfolds its own logic of continuity - linking thought impulses and remembrances of events together hence a patients responses to an analysts stimulus words will inevitably reveal what Jung called complexes a term which has since become universal After working with Eugen Bleuler and Pierre Janet for quite some time Jung met Sigmund Freud with whom he cooperated the following years The first move was made by Jung when he early in 1906 sent his book on word association to Freud This initiated a somehow strange letter exchange between the two which intensified during the year By his support of Freud Jung contributed to making Freud be taken seriously in the scientific world In 1912 by writing New Ways of Psychology which later was reedited and published 1917 as On the Psychology of the Unconscious Jung declared his independence from Freuds overemphasis on sexuality Jung disliked Freuds severe
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