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August 1928

The Effect of the Relationship Between the Father and the Child on the Destiny of the Latter.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;20(2):441. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210140211021

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In this short monograph Jung discusses the influence which the affective relationship between the father and the child exerts on the future life of the latter. He considers that the father has as great, if not greater, influence than the mother, and points out that association tests indicate that two members of a family—e. g., mother and daughter—who are unconscious rivals for the father's affection will show a similar reaction type of word association. He cites four cases which are typical of some of the results of the father's influence. When the daughter is attached strongly to her father, she will seek a mate who bears as close a resemblance to the father as possible. If her desire is frustrated either by the death of the husband or her inability to reproduce in her own love life a situation similar to that of her childhood, except

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