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HUM 2310 Study Guide - Final Guide: Collective Unconscious, Analytical Psychology, Unconscious Mind

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HUM 2310
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Mythology Notes
Function of Mythology
A myth is a story that explains something; there are 4 functions
1) Mystical metaphysical: Relating to if there is a god, after life, divine intervention, etc
2) Cosmological: Relating to the stars, the natural world and how it came into existence
3) Social: Relating to human behavior, gender roles, etc
4) Pedagogical: Relating to creating our own mythology and realizing our own existence
and experiences are not unique; teaching
Signs and Symbols
A Sign has a relationship to the real thing; (i.e. thunder is the sign of an storm)
A Symbol stands for something else;(i.e. thunder in literature is a symbol for danger,
Says the consciousness is divided into the id, ego, and the superego; we have unconscious
desires and repress inappropriate urges but they come out during our dreams
Everything is related to sex or death; believes in Psychoanalysis
A disciple of Freud who left and created analytical psychology; seeking to be higher self
Believed the unconscious mind could be reached in dreams, art, and religion
Possible collective unconscious; archetypes were universal symbols; self was an
archetype of the conscious + unconscious experiences; Persona: how we rep ourselves
Shadow: dark side we repress; Anima/us was female/male
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