Advanced Jungian and Post-Jungian Approaches

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Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
18 May 2020


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Module description

Building on the theoretical foundation in analytical psychology provided in year one (PA209), this module seeks to chart and critically assess the development and growth of Jungian thought. We will examine advances in defining key concepts such as archetypes and complexes, and will consider the ways in which Post-Jungians have applied Jung's ideas to diverse academic fields, including gender studies, art and literature, politics, religion and history. We will also consider what it means to practice and undergo Jungian analysis today. This module will orient you towards the key debates in the field, and will encourage you to reflect on the nature of interdisciplinary.

Module aims

To provide an introduction to the different approaches to the academic study of Jungian psychology
To enable a critical understanding of the history of analytical psychology
to explore the ways in which Jungian thought has been applied by Post-Jungian thinkers
To understand the link between clinical analysis and academic work
To promote critical reflection on the nature of interdisciplinary

Module learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module you should be able to:
* Understand the ways in which Jungian applications are both helpful and problematic
* Comprehend how the academic study of Jung has its foundation in analytic work
* Display a critical understanding of what it means to be 'Post-Jungian'
* Embark upon your own application of Jungian psychology to a chosen, academic field

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of lectures and interactive seminars.


  • Stevens, Anthony. (1998-07) 'Response to P. Pietikainen', in Journal of Analytical Psychology. vol. 43 (3) , pp.345-355
  • Young-Eisendrath, Polly; Dawson, Terence. (1997) The Cambridge companion to Jung, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Andrew Samuels. (2001) Politics on the couch: citizenship and the internal life, London: Profile.
  • Rowland, Susan. (2002) Jung: a feminist revision, Cambridge: Polity.
  • Jung, C. G.; Read, Herbert; Fordham, Michael; Adler, Gerhard. (1957-) The collected works of C. G. Jung, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
  • Samuels, Andrew. (1986, c1985) Jung and the post-Jungians, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
  • Pietikainen, Petteri. (1998-07) 'Archetypes as symbolic forms', in Journal of Analytical Psychology. vol. 43 (3) , pp.325-343
  • Lu, Kevin. (2012) 'Jung, History and His Approach to the Psyche', in Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies. vol. 8 (9)
  • Roesler, Christian. (2012-04) 'Are archetypes transmitted more by culture than biology? Questions arising from conceptualizations of the archetype', in Journal of Analytical Psychology. vol. 57 (2) , pp.223-246
  • Papadopoulos, Renos K. (1992) Carl Gustav Jung: critical assessments, London: Routledge.
  • McFarland Solomon, Hester. (1998-07) 'Response to Petteri Pietikainen's 'Archetypes as symbolic forms'', in Journal of Analytical Psychology. vol. 43 (3) , pp.373-377
  • Casement, Ann; Tacey, David J. (2006) The idea of the numinous: contemporary Jungian and psychoanalytic perspectives, London: Routledge.
  • Papadopoulos, Renos K. (c2006) The handbook of Jungian psychology: theory, practice, and applications, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Hogenson, George B. (1998-07) 'Response to Pietikainen and Stevens', in Journal of Analytical Psychology. vol. 43 (3) , pp.357-372
  • Lu, Kevin. (2014-01-02) 'A Jungian psychohistory: A. J. Toynbee's use of analytical psychology in his theory of civilizations', in International Journal of Jungian Studies. vol. 6 (1) , pp.52-68
  • Mogenson, Greg. (1999-01) 'archetypes: A response to Pietikainen, Stevens, Hogenson and Solomon', in Journal of Analytical Psychology. vol. 44 (1) , pp.125-133
  • Pietikainen, Petteri. (1998-07) 'Response to Hester McFarland Solomon, George B. Hogenson and Anthony Stevens', in Journal of Analytical Psychology. vol. 43 (3) , pp.379-388
  • Rowland, Susan. (c2010) C.G. Jung in the humanities: taking the soul's path, New Orleans, La: Spring Journal Books.
  • Cambray, Joseph; Carter, Linda. (2004) Analytical psychology: contemporary perspectives in Jungian analysis, Hove: Brunner-Routledge.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Essay 1     
Coursework   Essay 2     

Overall assessment

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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Mark Saban, email:
Student Administrator 5A.202; telephone 01206 874969; email



External examiner

Prof Barry Richards
Bournemouth University
Professor of Political Psychology
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