By Shiho Main
What can Jungian psychology give a contribution to figuring out youngsters and youth? formative years Re-imagined considers Carl Jung's mental method of formative years and argues that his symbolic view merits a spot among the extra conventional clinical and social-constructionist perspectives of improvement. Divided into 4 sections this ebook covers: Jung on improvement theoretical and methodological dialogue the Developmental college of analytical psychology in the direction of a Jungian developmental psychology. This e-book discusses how Jung's view of improvement when it comes to individuation is suitable to baby improvement, quite the proposal of regression and Jung's contrast among the kid archetype and the particular baby. It exhibits how Jung's realizing of the traditionally arguable thought of recapitulation differs from that of alternative psychologists of his time and aligns him with modern, post-modern evaluations of improvement. The booklet is going directly to examine Fordham's thought of individuation in formative years, and the importance of this, including Jung's process, to Jungian developmental psychology and to wider interdisciplinary concerns akin to kid's rights. major additionally examines the plausibility and usability of either Jung's and Fordham's ways as types of qualitative psychology. via its special scholarly exam of Jungian texts and ideas formative years Re-imagined clarifies the inspiration of improvement used inside analytical psychology and stimulates dialogue of extra connections among analytical psychology and different modern discourses. will probably be of specific curiosity to these interested in analytical psychology, Jungian stories and formative years reports.
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Therefore, Jung’s perspective on culture paradoxically resembles both the medieval world-view and certain contemporary perspectives such as postmodernism. This chapter has critically examined from Jung’s perspective some of the dominant images of development, which are often associated with progress, advancement, and betterment; change; and nature and nurture. I have looked at an alternative Jungian perspective on psychological development, which is concerned with continuous processes that do not necessarily entail linear Psychological development 29 progress but can be interpreted in various ways; integration of projections, compensation of opposites, creation of the third, and symbolisation which could all be called individuation; outgrowing, with its spontaneous, cyclical, paradoxical, and symbolic aspects; change and stability, which together form a system of self-regulation that has a self-nurturing or self-cultivating characteristic; and nature and culture, which represent not the inner and outer conditions but the psychical and the spiritual aspects of a human being.
70). 8 However, Jung seems here to use the German word ‘Progression’ with a diﬀerent implication. Gottfried Heuer drew my attention to the German word ‘Fortschrittsgläubigkeit’. In this word, ‘Fortschritt’ (progress) and ‘Gläubigkeit’ (trustfulness) are combined, but the meaning of the word is quite diﬀerent from ‘progress’. ‘Fortschrittsgläubigkeit’ means blind belief; for example, that ‘a technical progress is the same as a betterment of humanity’ (Heuer, personal communication, 2000). Jung might have had in mind this kind of excessive belief which should be distinguished from the idea of development: it is merely an illusion or an eﬀect of projections to believe that humanity is progressing.
Moreover, Jung doubts that regressive fantasies are always sexually oriented and cause neurosis. He writes: ‘I do not even seek the reason for regression in primary incestuous or any other sexual desires’ and that ‘a purely sexual aetiology of neurosis seems to me much too narrow’ (1916, para. 565). For Jung, childhood itself cannot be pathological and therefore cannot be the direct determinant of neurosis. For Jung, what distinguishes normal from neurotic is not regressive fantasies, which can be observed in both normal and neurotic cases, but the presence of actual conﬂict.