Analytic Psychology

Jacques Lacan

Type of psychology: Personality

Fields of study: Classic analytic themes and issues; humanistic-

phenomenological models; personality theory; psychodynamic and neoanalytic models; thought

Lacan, a pioneering psychoanalyst who emphasized the relationship between language and the unconscious, radically reinterpreted Freud in light of philosophy and structuralist linguistics. Lacan 's theories of the unconscious (that it is "structured like a language") and the mirror phase have significantly reshaped the discourse ofpsycho-analysis and cultural theory.

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