collective unconscious
noun Date: 1917 the inherited part of the unconscious that especially in the psychoanalytic theory of C. G. Jung occurs in and is shared by all the members of a people or race

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Collective:Unconscious — Corporation Type Performing Arts Collective Founded 1994 Location New York, NY Origins Lower East Side, New York, NY …   Wikipedia

  • collective unconscious — n. in the theory of C. G. Jung, the part of the unconscious mind that each human being inherits along with all other human beings: it contains certain patterns, or archetypes, present in all cultures …   English World dictionary

  • Collective unconscious — Part of a series of articles on Psychoanalysis …   Wikipedia

  • collective unconscious — (in Jungian psychology) inborn unconscious psychic material common to humankind, accumulated by the experience of all preceding generations. Cf. archetype (def. 2). [1915 20] * * * ▪ psychology       term introduced by psychiatrist Carl Jung… …   Universalium

  • collective unconscious — noun : the genetically determined part of the unconscious that especially in the psychoanalytic theory of C.G. Jung occurs in all the members of a people or race called also racial unconscious * * * colˌlective unˈconscious 7 [collective… …   Useful english dictionary

  • collective unconscious — N SING: usu the N In psychology, the collective unconscious consists of the basic ideas and images that all people are believed to share because they have inherited them …   English dictionary

  • collective unconscious — col·lec·tive unconscious kə lek tiv n the genetically determined part of the unconscious that esp. in the psychoanalytic theory of C. G. Jung occurs in all the members of a people or race * * * in jungian psychology, the elements of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • collective unconscious — noun (in Jungian psychology) the part of the unconscious mind which is derived from ancestral memory and experience and is common to all humankind, as distinct from the individual s unconscious …   English new terms dictionary

  • collective unconscious — The term in the psychology of Jung for the inherited deposit of the past experience of the human species, preserved in the unconscious of each of us in the form of archetypes or symbolic figures and myths. These determine the shape of our… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • collective unconscious — (Psychology) psychic material that every human possesses in his/her unconscious at birth (term coined by Carl Jung) …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”