I explain Jung's beliefs about the collective unconscious and and its archetypes. What is it, where does it come from, what is its purpose.
Before I start, most of the information I use here comes from Dr. C. George Boeree's website on Carl Jung. The website can be found here:
Carl Jung originally worked with Freud, but later separated from his 'former friend' because of conflicts regarding personality theories and dream analysis (One of Jung's criticisms of Freud was that Freud's theories placed too much emphasis on sexual fantasies and sex in general).
Carl Jung's personality theory, or theory of the psyche, says that personality is made up of 3 parts. First, the ego (just as Freud believed) which contains everything we are aware of (conscious mind). Second, the personal unconscious - which is exactly what it sounds like - memories, thoughts, etc. that we are not currently 'aware' or conscious ...
Jung's beliefs about the collective unconscious and and its archetypes are listed.