David and Tamler confront their shadows and dive into Carl Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious. What are the central differences between Jung and Freud? What did Jung mean by archetypes and what’s his evidence for their centrality in the human psyche? How can we integrate elements of our unconscious and avoid projecting them onto the world? Can Jung’s ideas tell us anything about culture wars and relationships?
Plus, an fMRI study on offensive humor – I thought you were stronger Batman!Support Very Bad Wizards
- Bartolo, A., Ballotta, D., Nocetti, L., Baraldi, P., Nichelli, P. F., & Benuzzi, F. (2021). Uncover the Offensive Side of Disparagement Humor: An fMRI Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 5268. — Uncover the Offensive Side of Disparagement Humor: An fMRI Study
- The Concept of the Collective Unconscious by Carl Jung
- Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 9 (Part 1): Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious — Tamler and David read Chapters 1-4 of this volume. (PDFs can be found if you dig around online, but we didn't want to link to any sketchy sites).
- Weird Studies Episode 73: Carl Jung and the Power of Art, Part One