Structure & Dynamics of the Psyche

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Structure & Dynamics of the Psyche is Volume 8 in The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, a series of books published by Princeton University Press in the U.S. and Routledge & Kegan Paul in the U.K. It is a revised translation of one of Jung's most important longer works. There is an appendix of four shorter papers on personality type, published between 1913 and 1935.[1]

This volume traces an important line of development in Jung's thought from 1912 onwards. It first elaborates Freud's concept of sexual libido into Jung's own concept: psychic energy. Then it shows how Jung slowly arrived at a concept even more controversial than psychic energy was in its day: psychic reality. The book has Jung's first mention of the archetype, as well as his later views on its nature. There is also a 1916 essay on the therapeutic uses of active imagination.[2]

Several important chapters elucidate Jung's ideas on synchronicity. These were later published separately as Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle.[3]

Extensive detailed abstracts of each chapter are available online.[3]

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  • Jung, C.G. (1970). Structure & Dynamics of the Psyche, Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 1, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-09774-9
  • Jung, C.G. (1970). The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-06581-8
  1. ^ "Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 8: Structure & Dynamics of the Psyche [sic]". Princeton University Press. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  2. ^ "Collected Works of C.G. Jung". (Click on this book's title to see the details). Routledge. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Abstracts: Vol 8: The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche [sic]". International Association for Analytic Psychology. Retrieved 2014-01-19.