collective unconscious

noun
|Updated on: 26 Jun 2018

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

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1917

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collective unconscious

noun col·lec·tive unconscious \ kə-ˈlek-tiv- \

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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