1st Edition

Jung and the Human Psyche An Understandable Introduction

By Mary Ann Mattoon Copyright 2006
    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    Jung and the Human Psyche: An Understandable Introduction presents a comprehensive introduction to Jungian theory, taking the reader through the major themes of Jung's work in a clear way, relating such concepts to individual experience.

    Drawing on her extensive experience in practicing and teaching Jungian psychology, Mary Ann Mattoon succeeds in making the fundamental insights of Jung's work accessible. The major topics of Jungian psychology are presented in a manner that is clear, emotionally engaging, well illustrated and non-dogmatic. Areas covered include:

    • The visible psyche: ego, persona, typology.
    • The hidden psyche: self, shadow, unconscious, archetypes, instincts.
    • Becoming who we are: early development, gender.
    • Obstacles and helps to growth: complexes, projection, psychopathology.
    • Helps from the psyche: psychic energy, self-regulation/compensation, symbol, synchronicity, creativity.

    Jung and the Human Psyche provides an original and imaginative introduction to Jung's work, and will appeal to students of Jungian psychology, those considering training in Jungian analysis, and anyone interested in Jungian psychology.

    Introduction  The Visible Psyche: Persona, Ego, Typology  The Hidden Psyche: Self, Shadow, Unconscious, Archetypes, Instincts  Becoming Who We Are: Early Development, Gender  Obstacles and Helps to Growth: Complexes, Projection, Psychopathology  Relationships to Others  How Can We Change  How Our Dreams Can Help Us  Helps From the Psyche: Psychic Energy, Self-Regulation/Compensation, Symbol, Synchronicity, Creativity  Finding Our Way in the Outer World: Mass-mindedness, Jung and the Nazis, Politics, Race, War, Feminism  Religion in the Psyche  A Life-long Process: Individuation


    Mary Ann Mattoon was the first Jungian analyst to practice in the upper Midwest of the USA (above Chicago). A mathematics major, her interest in psychology arose out of her non-academic experiences. She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland, and holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota.