While Jung’s main researches centered on the subject of individuation as an adult ideal, he had also a unique contribution to make to the psychology of childhood and went far in applying modern analytical concepts to educational theory and practice. The present volume is a collection of eight papers in this field. Jung repeatedly underlined the overwhelming importance of of parents and teachers in the genesis of the intellectual, feeling and emotional disorders of childhood. He expounded his views in three lectures on “Analytical Psychology and Education.” This volume also contains essays on psychic conflicts in the child, on gifted children, and on the significance of the unconscious in education, and a stimulating paper on “Marriage as a Psychological Relationship.” Finally, the essay giving the present volume its title links together the problems of child development and of individuation.
Since technical knowledge is not necessary to its understanding, The Development of Personality will interest a wide range of readers, from child psychologists to teachers and parents.