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Unread February 26th, 2005, 08:52 PM
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Default Adler and Jung

The development of the Adlerian system has obvious and well-known implications for the subsequent development of Freudian concepts from 1912 onwards which have been discussed many times. I would be interested in the influence Adler had on Jungian psychology, since at the time of the break with Freud, Jung recognises the difference between the Adlerian system and Psychoanalysis and warned Freud. The development of the Adlerian system seems to a large degree to follow the scheme for individuation at a personal level. Firstly the shadow "the thing a person has no wish to be” to quote Jung, can be seen as the compensation process. Following this stage the acknowlgement of the anima and animus are roughly analogous to the masculine protest. When the individuation process reaches the stage of the "hero" which is according to Jung "a quasi-human being who symbolises the ideas, forms and forces that mould or grip the soul" it could be seen that this corresponds with the final fiction.

Since all these concepts existed in Adlers published theories prior to Jung’s break with Freud, how far can we consider Jung to be influenced by Adler in setting up his analytical psychology?

Last edited by Henry Stein; March 2nd, 2005 at 04:26 PM.
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