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Definition 1: a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud - [noun denoting act]

Samples where psychoanalysis or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his physician recommended psychoanalysis

Synonyms for psychoanalysis in the sense of this definition

(psychoanalysis is a kind of ...) the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means

(... is a kind of psychoanalysis ) the use of hypnosis in conjunction with psychoanalysis

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) relationship marked by strong dependence on others; especially a libidinal attachment to e.g. a parental figure

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages: first oral stage and then anal stage and then phallic stage and then latency stage and finally genital stage

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object

"Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) anxiety resulting from real or imagined threats to your sexual functions; originally applied only to men but can in principle apply to women

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the fifth sexual and social stage in a person's development occurring during adolescence; interest focuses on sexual activity

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development; the mouth is the focus of the libido and satisfaction comes from suckling and chewing and biting

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the third stage in a child's development when awareness of and manipulation of the genitals is supposed to be a primary source of pleasure

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a female's presumed envy of the male's penis; said to explain femininity

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training)

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the mature personality which is not dominated by infantile pleasure drives

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a personality characterized either by generous optimism or aggressive and ambitious selfishness; formed in early childhood by fixation during the oral stage of development

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the internalization of the parent figures and their values; leads to the formation of the superego

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the id; the principle that an infant seeks gratification and fails to distinguish fantasy from reality

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the ego; the principle that as a child grows it becomes aware of the real environment and the need to accommodate to it

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the part of the ego that contains an ideal of personal excellence toward which a person strives

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another; during psychoanalysis the displacement of feelings toward others (usually the parents) is onto the analyst

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream

(psychoanalysis is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to cathexis

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