Jungian Analysis and Biology

McDowell, Maxson John (1999) Jungian Analysis and Biology. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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An archetype is a psychological invariant, common to each of us, which appears to be inherited rather than learned. But there are not enough genes to account for inherited archetypes. The contradiction is explained in terms of emergent self-organization. The apparent "purposefulness" both of dreams and of psychological maturation may also be explained by self-organization. Evidence is drawn from biology and from clinical work with patients.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Emergence, self-organization, Jungian analysis, archetype, image, collective unconscious, numinous, Jung, individuation, relatedness, inheritance.
Subjects:Psychology > Psychobiology
Psychology > Clinical Psychology
ID Code:2002
Deposited By: McDowell, Doctor Maxson J.
Deposited On:24 Nov 2002
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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