September 1962

The Psychology of Jung: A Critical Interpretation.

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By Avis M. Dry. Price, not given. Pp. 329. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 440 Fourth Ave., New York 16, 1961.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1962;7(3):227-229. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1962.01720030073021

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The author, a clinical psychologist, spent the greater part of the academic session 1959-1960 at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich as a part of her preparation for this study.

She writes of the high esteem the followers of Carl Jung felt for him and his writings, and she contrasts this with the attitude of the Freudian group. Between these 2 extreme views, there lies a body of opinion ranging from indifference to a bewildered feeling that "there may be something to Jung." During the past 15 years there has been an increased interest in Jung's contributions, and the quantity of Jungian literature is becoming formidable. Training schools have been established, and an international association for analytical psychology has been formed. Though there had been signs of closer cooperation and joint symposia with other schools of psychological thought, diverging attitudes continue. The author states that in the main,

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