complex psychology

theoretical perspectives

Complex psychology

Complex psychology views the autonomous complex as a key structure in the organization of psyche. Psychologists explore the nature of the complex, the centrality of the archetype, and the implications of a complex-based orientation to mind.

Complex psychology an be understood as a synonym for depth psychology, developed by Carl Jung. However, in terms of the theoretical perspectives addressed by Imaginalia, complex psychology focuses specifically on developing relationships with one’s complexes as a means of improving quality of life.

what is

complex psychology?

The term complex psychology can be used in multiple ways. Here, we consider Jung’s original use of the phrase, as well as offering a functional, contemporary interpretation. pinned article

Storied Archetypes

Complex in Fairy Tale and Myth

Myth and folklore reflect and reveal the processes of psyche. In this 4-part series on Complex in Fairy Tale and Myth, we consider how stories can help us develop our understanding of the workings of complexes by studying the stories of Erisichthon, Pasiphae and the Minotaur, and the lovable, furry old Grover. article

Daughter of God

The Personal Complex in the Life of Joan of Arc

Perhaps one of history’s most beautiful and tragic figures, Joan of Arc’s story offers us an opportunity to study the nature of the personal complex in the psyche, in religion, and in our wider human narrative. article