Prior to beginning work on this discussion be sure to read Chapters 2 and 3in your text, read the Iurato (2015) “A brief comparison of the unconscious as seen by Jung and Levi-Strauss” article, and review the Sigmund Freud: The Unconscious mind (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video and Carl Jung: Archetypes and Analytical Psychology (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. website. In addition to the required resources, research a minimum of one scholarly source in the Ashford University Library on this topic.
The unconscious mind is a core concept in most psychoanalytical and psychodynamic theories, but Freud and Jung’s theories are the most developed and prominent. Your text and the required readings and media have presented the two theories. In your initial post of a minimum of 350 words, present an overview of both Freud’s theory and Jung’s theory of the role of the unconscious mind as it pertains to personality and behavior. Then compare and contrast the basic assumptions of the two theories and note the similarities and the differences as they relate to human behavior. Based on your reading and research explain which interpretation of the unconscious mind you support.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your peers who did not support the theory you selected, if possible. Explain whether or not your peer’s comparison of the two theories appropriately noted similarities and differences as they relate to human behavior. Suggest other elements your peer might wish to consider in this comparison. Ask questions to further the conversation about your peer’s analysis and support of the chosen theory. Your questions to your peers must be substantive and focused on the theories of the unconscious mind as they relate to personality development.