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Lecture 6

PSYCH 2B03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Unconscious Mind, C-3Po, Everyman


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCH 2B03
Professor
Richard B Day
Lecture
6

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Lecture 6: Introduction to Carl Jung
Jung said: “libido is a life enhancing force”
Ego is completely conscious
Unconscious (has two layers)
The Collective Unconscious (bottom layer)
Constrains all of the libido and is distributed in a number of
archetypes (instinct inherited characteristics tendencies and
motivations, templates we project onto
oAs a species we share certain ways of thinking, these patterns
of thoughts are Archetypes, they are like cookie cutters
(di&erent shapes, but no content) we 'll them with our own
experiences, since all humans share same archetypes all
projections that are creative (stories, TV, religions, etc.) will be
the same everywhere
oWe cannot get in touch with these archetypes directly, the
best we can do is to look at the projections and stories, when
we 'nd these shared stories that occurs repeatedly that is the
projection of the archetype and we give it a name
Personal Unconscious (closer to conscious): Empty at birth, because it is
based on personal experience.
Ideas that were so weak they never got into consciousness
Conscious memories, you an bring them into consciousness but are
not needed all the time
Material that was in consciousness but is disturbing, so we push it
down into the personal unconscious (Freud’s repression)
oComplexes: Collection of emotions images etc. that have a
common theme. They are organized around an archetypal
image. Energy from the collective unconscious
archetypes bubbles up and groups around the personal unconscious.
The complexes are our personality, we all have common complexes
but their content is di&erent. They power our behaviour and the
energy comes from the little bubble of archetypal energy.
Vital Archetypes
Persona (Greek word for mask)
Archetype: Instinct for social conformity; the desire to please others. It
is the foundation for morality (we behave morally because it is what
others want us to do).
Complex: Things about our self that we show to others that we think is
desirable to others. It is the “mask” that we show to the world (Ex. How
we behave on a 'rst date).
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