Psychology for Occupational Therapists by Fay Fransella (auth.)

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You will be hard put to find him mentioned elsewhere in this volume. You will not find many among your fellow workers or friends who have much knowledge of Jung's ideas. If you talk of extraverts and introverts they are more likely to think you are talking about Eysenck than Jung. So why include him? Because interest in his concepts of the collective unconscious and archetypes is very much on the increase. Perhaps it is because, as some would say, we, in modern society, have lost our way and need to search for a soul and for the meaning of life.

980) Inquiring Man: The psychology of personal constructs. Harmondsworth: Penguin. The second edition of a book which sets out the way Kelly sees each of us as developing a complex personal view of our world. The book describes two decades of psychological research based on the theory and relates it to problems such as psychological breakdown, prejudice, child development and personal relationships. Bott, M. and Bowskill, D. (980) The Do-It-Yourself Mind Book. London: Wildwood House. A lightly written but shrewd book on the ways in which we can tackle serious personal and emotional problems without recourse to formal psychiatry.

In it he crystallized the important idea that unconscious mental material could be forcibly held out of consciousness. He distinguished between two types of thinking. One is the system of the Unconscious which represents the older, more basic, thought processes 27 The person in personali ty striving for gratification. It is characterized by PRIMARY PROCESS THINKING which is guided by the PLEASURE PRINCIPLE. Unfortunately, behaviour guided only by the pleasure principle very quickly brings us into conflict with others.

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