Archetypes and motivational systems: suggestions for a comparison between analytical psychology and cognitive-evolutionary psychology

Author/s Lucia Tombolini, Giovanni Liotti
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/3
Language Italian Pages 12 P. 141-152 File size 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, Archetipi e sistemi motivazionali: spunti per un confronto fra psicologia analitica e psicologia cognitivo evoluzionista in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 3/2018, pp 141-152, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2018-003014