• Selected extracts from Jung’s writings
  • Jung’s original contributions
  • Coherence of Jung’s ideas
  • Collective unconscious
  • The archetypes
  • Introversion and extroversion
  • Individuation
  • Development of personality

The Essential Jung

The Essential Jung: Selected and Introduced by Anthony Storr

The psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) is one of the most influential figures in modern psychology. After completing his medical studies at Basel University, he worked as an assistant to Eugen Bleuler, director of Burgholzli Mental Hospital, who was a pioneer in experimental psychiatry.

In 1905, he became head of a mental hospital in Zurich, which allowed him to form his own ideas about psychotherapy.

In 1912, he married Emma Rauschenbach and settled in Küsnacht where he established a successful private practice. He became involved with psychiatric conferences both locally and abroad.