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Carl Gustav Jung, MD Biography

Psychiatrist and Former President of the International General Medical Society for Psychotherapy
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"

“The role homosexuality plays in modern society is enormous. It is partly the consequence of the mother-complex [nurture], partly a purposive phenomenon [nature]”

Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, 1961

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Delivered Terry Lectures, Psychology and Religion, at Harvard University, 1938
  • Named president of the International General Medical Society for Psychotherapy, 1933
  • Founded the Psychological Club in Zurich, 1916
  • First president of the International Psychoanalytical Association, 1910
  • Named editor of Yearbook for Psychoanalytic and Psychopathological Research, 1908
  • Introduced the concepts of “archetype”, “word association”, and “psychological complex”
  • Honorary Doctorate, Oxford University
  • MD, University of Zurich, 1902
  • Born: 1875
  • Died: 1961