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Jungian Analysis and Biology

McDowell, Maxson John (1999) Jungian Analysis and Biology. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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An archetype is a psychological invariant, common to each of us, which appears to be inherited rather than learned. But there are not enough genes to account for inherited archetypes. The contradiction is explained in terms of emergent self-organization. The apparent "purposefulness" both of dreams and of psychological maturation may also be explained by self-organization. Evidence is drawn from biology and from clinical work with patients.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Jungian analyst, group therapy, emergence, self-organization, psychoanalysis, Jungian analysis, dream analysis, archetype, image, gene, inheritance, a priori possibility, collective unconscious, numinous, instinct, Jung, individuation, psyche, anima, self, relatedness.
Subjects:Psychology > Clinical Psychology
ID Code:1230
Deposited By:McDowell, Doctor Maxson J.
Deposited On:15 Jan 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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