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Psychomythological Terms: Use of Mythology in Psychology Literature


  • Emet Gurel
  • Canan Muter

    () (Ege University
    Celal Bayer University)


In scope of this study which is titled “Psychomythological Terms: Use of Mythology in Psychology Literature†, the reflections of mythology, a system of symbols specific to human nature, on the psychological literature are examined. In this regard, firstly the mythology phenomenon is explained and the relationship between mythology and science is focused on. Then, the mythical elements that are commonly used in psychological literatureareexemplified.

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  • Emet Gurel & Canan Muter, 2007. "Psychomythological Terms: Use of Mythology in Psychology Literature," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 7(1), pages 537-570, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:7:y:2007:i:1:p:537-570

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    1. Robert C. Hoell, 2004. "How Employee Involvement Affects Union Commitment," Journal of Labor Research, Transaction Publishers, vol. 25(2), pages 267-278, April.
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    Psychology; Mythology; Psychomythology; Unconscious; Archetyp.;

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    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General


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