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Depth Psychology
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[German Version]

The term, introduced by Eugen Bleuler as Tiefenpsychologie in 1910 as a synonym for Freudian psychoanalysis, is commonly used in Germany (less in the Anglo-Saxon countries) as a collective term for the sometimes heatedly feuding schools, such as psychoanalysis (S. Freud), individual psychology (A. Adler), analytical or complex psychology (C.G. Jung), existence analysis (Ludwig Binswanger, Medard Boss), logotherapy (V. Frankl), and others (cf. Wyss). Derived from depth psychology are humanist psychology and transactional analysis (Eric Berne, Thomas…

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Fraas, Hans-Jürgen, “Depth Psychology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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