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Archetypes and motivational systems: suggestions for a comparison between analytical psychology and cognitive-evolutionary psychology
Journal Title: PSICOBIETTIVO 
Author/s: Lucia Tombolini, Giovanni Liotti 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  12 Pg. 141-152 FullText PDF:  120 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSOB2018-003014
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This paper dwells on the noteworthy similarities between the concepts of interpersonal motivational system, formulated by cognitive-evolutionary psychology, and the concept of archetype in analytical psychology. Both concepts suggest the existence of an unconscious type of mental activity, different from the personal unconscious that is structured in distinct functional units founding interpersonal communication and reciprocal understanding since the beginning of human life. Both concepts are compatible with the perspective of intersubjectivity emerging in the domain of contemporary psychotherapy.
Keywords: Archetypes; Motivational Systems; Analytical Psychology; Cognitive-Evolutionary Psychology.

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Lucia Tombolini, Giovanni Liotti, Archetypes and motivational systems: suggestions for a comparison between analytical psychology and cognitive-evolutionary psychology in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 3/2018, pp. 141-152, DOI:10.3280/PSOB2018-003014

   

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