Development of Personality

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Development of Personality is Volume 17 in The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, a series of books published by Princeton University Press in the U.S. and Routledge & Kegan Paul in the U.K. It contains papers on child psychology, education, and individuation, emphasizing the extreme importance of parents and teachers in the genesis of the intellectual, feeling, and emotional disorders of childhood. A final paper deals with marriage as an aid or obstacle to self-realization.[1]

Jung repeatedly emphasized the importance of the psychology of parents and teachers in a child's development. He underlined the fact that an unsatisfactory psychological relationship between parents may be an important cause of disorders in childhood. He maintained that the education of children needs teachers who not only know about learning but who can also develop their own personalities. A large part of this book is devoted to expounding Jung's views on these important subjects. There is also an outline of the theory of child development, a snapshot from the life of a girl called Anna and her parents, and a discussion of marriage as a psychological relationship. Finally there is a chapter on child development and individuation.[2]

Detailed abstracts of each chapter are available online.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 17: Development of Personality". Princeton University Press. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  2. ^ "Collected Works of C.G. Jung". (Click on this book's title to see the details). Routledge. Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  3. ^ "Abstracts : Vol 17 : The Development of Personality". International Association for Analytic Psychology. Retrieved 2014-01-20.


  • Jung, C.G. (1954). Development of Personality [sic], Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 17, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-09763-3
  • Jung, C.G. (1992). The Development of Personality [sic], Collected Works of C. G. Jung, London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-07174-1
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