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aptronym

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A name that befits a person's nature, occupation, or activities. Examples relevant to psychology include the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), who based his theory of...

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free energy

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In psychoanalysis, psychic energy in the primary process, which seeks immediate and total discharge through the most direct route available. Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) published his theory...

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id

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According to Freud, the unconscious reservoir of primitive instincts from which spring the forces of behaviour and the conflicts and guilts of neurosis.

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perception-consciousness system

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In the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), a subsystem of the mental apparatus characterized by consciousness, receiving input from the outside world via the sensory receptors and...

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pleasure-ego

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In psychoanalysis, one of the two major aspects of the ego, based on the pleasure principle, differentiated by Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) from the reality-ego, based on the reality...

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pleasure-pain principle

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Another name for the pleasure principle.

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pleasure-unpleasure principle

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Another name for the pleasure principle.

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primary process

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In psychoanalysis, an unconscious, irrational mode of mental functioning, based on the pleasure principle, involving free energy governed by mechanisms such as condensation and...

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reality principle

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In psychoanalysis, the chief governing principle of the ego, exercising control over behaviour to meet the conditions imposed by external reality, thereby acting as a moderating influence...

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reality-ego

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In psychoanalysis, one of the two major aspects of the ego, based on the reality principle, differentiated by Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) from the pleasure-ego, based on the pleasure...

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unconscious

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(un-kon-shŭs)

1 in a state of unconsciousness.

2 (in psychoanalysis) denoting the part of the mind that includes memories, motives, and...

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