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n. (in psychology) any means of understanding complex mental processes or experiences. There are several systems of analysis used by different schools of psychology; for example, psychoanalysis; transactional analysis, in which people’s relationships are explained in psychoanalytic terms; and functional analysis, in which a particular kind of behaviour is thoroughly described with reference to its frequency, its antecedents, and its consequences.

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