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Jung, C.G. (1915). Psychoanalysis. Psychoanal. Rev., 2(3):241-259.

(1915). Psychoanalytic Review, 2(3):241-259

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C. G. Jung

Psychoanalysis is not only scientific, but also technical in character; and from results technical in their nature there has been developed a new psychological science which might be called “analytical psychology.”

Psychologists and doctors in general are by no means conversant with this particular branch of psychology, owing to the fact that its technical foundations are as yet comparatively unknown to them. The reason for this may be found in part in the fact that the new method is exquisitely psychological, and therefore belongs neither to the realm of medicine nor to that of experimental psychology. The medical man has, as a rule, but little knowledge of psychology; and the psychologist has no medical knowledge. Therefore there is an entire lack of suitable soil in which to plant the spirit of this new method. Furthermore, the method itself seems to many persons so arbitrary that they apparently cannot reconcile it with their scientific conscience. The fact, too, that the conceptions of Freud, the founder of this method, laid particular stress upon the sexual moment has aroused a strong prejudice; and it is true that many scientific men are repelled merely by this feeling.

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