Monday, February 27, 2017

When Freud Met Jung

On this day, 110 years ago, Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung, two giants in the field of psychoanalysis, met for the first time in Vienna, Austria. The meeting of the minds reportedly lasted for more than 13 hours. The Vienna rendezvous cemented a brief, intense friendship between the two men that began with a series of letters in the years preceding the visit. Their correspondence first began when Jung, 20 years Freud’s junior, sent his “Studies in Word Association” to Freud.
 Two years after Freud and Jung finally met, the duo toured the U.S. together, which culminated in what the American Psychological Association calls “the most famous conference in the history of American psychology.” Despite the mutual affinity the men shared for each other, their friendship was short-lived.
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