Jung, C. G.
The Development of Personality




The Development of Personality

The Collected Works of C. G. Jung: Volume 17

Translated by R. F. C. Hull

“Personality as the expression of the wholeness of man is defined by Jung as an adult ideal whose conscious realization through individuation is the aim of human development in the second half of life. It is to the study of this aim that Jung has devoted his main attention in all his later work. It is manifest that in childhood and adolescence the ego is brought into being and firmly established; no account of individuation, therefore, would be complete without a psychological outline of the early formative period of development. The present volume is a collection of Professor Jung’s papers on child psychology and education, of which the three lectures on “Analytical Psychology and Education” are the chief item. Jung regards the psychology of parents and educators as of the greatest importance in the maturation and growth to consciousness of the children—especially so in the case of those who are unusually gifted. He emphasizes that an unsatisfactory psychological relationship between the parents may be an important cause of psychogenic disorders in childhood. It has been thought relevant to include Jung’s paper on “Marriage as a Psychological Relationship” and, finally, to link up the problems of childhood with those of individuation in the adult by adding the essay which gives the present volume its title. The essay “Child Development and Education” is presented here for the first time under this title.”

Volume Seventeen: The Development of Personality, C. G. Jung, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977

Hardcover. Formerly belonging to the Theosophical Lending Library, Gloucester Place. Library stamps to end paper, title and copyright pages. Small line in pen drawn on text block. Dust jacket is clipped.