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Disapproval of Dr. C. G. Jung's selection to be one of the speakers in the Symposium on "Factors Determining Human Behavior" and to be a recipient of Tercentenary Honors has been registered by several Boston psychologists, believing that his scientific integrity has been partially stifled under the Nazi thumb.
Those who feel that Dr. Jung is unworthy of high recognition Harvard is conferring on him base their belief chiefly on an editorial written by him in the "Zentrablatt fur Psychothorapie."
Pertinent excerpts of both articles ahe translated below, with a statement by Gordon W. Allport '19, assistant professor of Psychology. An article by Dr. Henry A. Murray, Jr. '15, assistant Professor of Abnormal and Dynamic Psychology, will appear in the CRIMSON on Friday, in which he justifies Dr. Jung as worthy of Harvard recognition.
"As a consequence of the resignation of Professor Kretschmer as President of the General Medical Association of Psychotherapy, I have been entrusted with the Chairmanship and direction of the "Zentralblatt fur Psychotherapie". . . . .
"The difference between Germanic and Jewish psychology which have been known to exist for a long time to people of insight must no longer be disguised. This will be an advantage to science. . . ." C. G. Jung, Zentralblatt Fur Psychotherapie VI, 1933.
"The German General Medical Association for Psychotherapy was founded in Berlin September 15, 1933. This Association has the same aims as the National Socialistic German Government. . . .
"The Association takes it for granted that all its members that are active in writing or speaking have studied Adolph Hitler's fundamental book, "Mein Kampf", with all scientific energy possible, and accepted it as a basis."
Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. med. M. H. Goring.
"In the past Jung has contributed greatly to psychology by broadening and deepening the otherwise narrow outlook of psycho-analysis. It is regrettable, however, to discover that a man of such keen psychological insight is willing to dull his scientific sensibilities through indirect association with the Nazi race theories. Jung may properly be honored for his contributions in the past if one is willing to overlook the unscientific trend of his pronouncements in the present." Gordon W. Allport
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