Carl Yung Essay

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Research paper on Carl Yung Carl Gustav Jung was born on July 26, 1875, in Kesswil, Switzerland. His father, Johann Paul Achilles Jung (1842-1896) was a pastor. His mother, Emilie Preiswerk Jung (1848-1923), was the daughter of an established family in Basel.As a child, Jung preferred to be left alone to play by himself. He was happy when he was in isolation with his thoughts. At the age of four, the family moved to Basel. When he was six years old, Carl went to the village school in Klein-Huningen. His father also started teaching him Latin at this time.Jung observed his parents and teachers and tried to understand their behavior, especially that of his father. As Jung grew older, his keen interest in a large variety of sciences, and the history of religion made the choice of a career quite difficult. Before deciding to pursue medicine Jung studied biology,zoology,paleontology and archaeology. His explorations did not stop with that,he looked at philosophy,mythology,early Christian literature as well as religion. His interest in religion could be attribute to his heritage as well as watching the demise of his father.He studied medicine.Maybe this decision was influenced by his grandfather’s reputation, who had been professor of surgery at the University of Basel. One year into college, his father died and Carl was left to explore other fields of interest. He became interested in parapsychology and wrote his first publication on occult phenomena. Carl graduated from Basel in 1900. After leaving Basel, Jung became an assistant physician at Burgholzli Psychiatric clinic under Eugen Bleuler. In 1902 he obtained his M.D. from the University of Zurich. His dissertation was entitled "On the Psychology and Pathology of So -Called Occult Phenomena". In 1903 Carl Jung set up a laboratory for experimental psychopathology in Burgholzli Clinic. The same year he married Emma

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