collective unconscious


collective unconscious

noun

Definition of COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS

:  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

First Known Use of COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS

1917

col·lec·tive unconscious

noun \kə-ˈlek-tiv-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS

: 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

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