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Cultural Attitudes

May 19, 2017
7:30 pm
Jung Society of Atlanta

C. G. Jung’s theory of psychological type offers us tremendous insight into ourselves and others, yet people who are identical in type may still approach the world with very different attitudes and assumptions. How we make sense of the world seems to involve emotional investments and intellectual frameworks that tie to, but also go beyond, type. Joseph Henderson, one of the founders of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and a co-author, with Jung, of Man and His Symbols, worked on this problem in his book, Cultural Attitudes in Psychological Perspective. Henderson observed that different people reference different cultural values as they engage with the world around them. He called these the social attitude, the religious attitude, the philosophical attitude, the aesthetic attitude, and, a relative latecomer that informed much of Jung’s work, the psychological attitude. Using illustrative clips from recent and classic films, John Beebe, M.D., will lead us in exploring these orientations toward what is offered already by our culture. Participants will take away a new way of observing and understanding themselves and others. NOTE: The Friday night lecture is followed by a Saturday workshop 10am - 5pm. Please see Saturday May 20th events for more information or visit the website

Price: members $20; non-members $25; students $10 (annual membership $50)

Jung Society of Atlanta

Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
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