School Of Psychology

Narrative and Jungian PsychologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101202.1

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100546 - Jungian Biography

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
This unit is restricted to students enrolled in courses 1500 Bachelor of Psychology and 1502 Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, 1554 Graduate Certificate in Analytical Psychology and 1555 Master of Analytical Psychology Specialist Year only.

About this Unit
This academic unit is designed to show how both Jung and Freud were great believers in the direct connection between a particular psychological theory developed, for example Jungian or Freudian theory, and the particularity of the person involved (one's personal psychology). They saw the specificity of how a person lived in 'place' with a particular history as being a determinant in the 'personality' of the theory (its character and sense of direction). "…our way of looking at things is conditioned by what we are" (Jung CW 4, p.335). Life stories, case studies, narrative plots … these have become the hallmark of depth psychology. It is as though there is no psychological experience without the 'story' that supports its. The story/biography is both its context and its source of meaning.

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