The Jungian Concept of Complex Psychology

Oana LENTA, Marius CUCU


Starting from the Freudian empirical philosophy, Jung will first clarify his own psychoanalytical method as analytical psychology. Basically, he tried to link the clinical analytics of various pathological cases, more or less related to the pathological area and the psychological theories that were synthesizing the result of this research and anticipating new levels that could have been pondered upon within the dimension of psychoanalytical exploring. Later on, Jung will reconsider his own theoretical and empirical options and will correlate the term of analytical psychology with that of complex psychology. What are the resorts of this transition and what features define the conceptual, experimental and pragmatic endeavours of this complex psychology, which Jung considers as the most loyal area of accumulation of his own psychological theories? What connections can be revealed from the Jungian theses between the dynamics of the human psychic, that can be revealed analytically and the one that can be inferred through the openings of the complex psychology? Is the Jungian complex psychology an elaboration related to the intervention of the researching subject or does it only represent the resultant of some aspects which are inherent to the reality of the human psychic, divided into conscious and unconscious? What place should be granted to the experience underwent within the Jungian complex psychology?

How to cite: Lenta, O.E., & Cucu, M.C. (2017). The Jungian Concept of Complex Psychology. Postmodern Openings, 8(3), 59-67.


analytical psychology, introverted personality type, extraverted personality type, inner image, the anima archetype, feminine typology

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