Jung's Theory

Marilyn Faaulks
Psychology 440
Revised Rough Draft 2nd

Jung’s theory is based on the pysche (commonly called the ego) and operates by the principle of opposites, the personal and collective, and the unconscious and conscious. We use our primoridal past, something we inherit from our ancestors, to make sense of our future.
Where Freud used the word libido, he was speaking more about the sexual driver, on the contrary, Jung uses the word to mean an energy that moves a person forward. The ego for Freud is teh executor of the personality, whereas, for Jung, the ego is one’s conscious perception of self.
Our personal unconscious is where our perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and memories   have been surpressed and can be esaily retrieved.   All of our experiences in our life histories are stored in our personal unconscious.
Our experiences, according to Jung, are grouped together in what he calls. Complexes are ideas and attitutudes that agglutinate together thru feelings. There are four types of complexes:
The Ego- which is in our personal conscious, this is where we accept things as who we are, typically good things.
The Shadow-this is the opposite of the Ego, things we do not accept as us, which are typically bad. the Shadow is not as well developed as the Ego.
The Persona-This is a Greek word which means "maks", the facade we wear for society, and is also given by and used by society.
Archetypes-specific meanings we ues to make sense of the world, and are connnected to our primoridal past.
Jung's theory was based on the ego, which is one's conscious mind, the part of the psyche that selects perception, thoughs, feelings, and memories that may enter consciousness. I consider myself a smart, intelligent, hard-working, and friendly person. Forty some years ago, I had a child when I was a drug addict and prostitute. He was taken away from me. As I look back over my life, I can say today, that he was in a better place, with a family that could care for...