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Carl Gustav Jung, MD Biography

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

“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
Education:
  • MD, University of Zurich, 1902
Other:
  • Born: 1875
  • Died: 1961