HyperDic: psychoanalysis

English > 1 sense of the word psychoanalysis:
NOUNactpsychoanalysis, analysis, depth psychologya set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders
psychoanalysis > pronunciation
Soundssay.kowahnae'lahsahs; say.kowahnae'lihsihs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
abyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > psychoanalysis: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud.
Example"his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
Synonymsanalysis, depth psychology
Category ofabreactDischarge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
acathexis(psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis
anaclisis(psychoanalysis) relationship marked by strong dependence on others
anal, anal retentiveA stage / stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region
anal personality, anal retentive personality(psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve
anal stage, anal phase(psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social / social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned
castration anxiety(psychoanalysis) anxiety resulting from real or imagined threats to your sexual functions
catharsis, katharsis, abreaction(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
cathecticOf or relating to cathexis
cathexis, charge(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
complex(psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
condensation(psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol
death instinct, death wish, Thanatos(psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die
ego(psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
ego ideal(psychoanalysis) the part of the ego that contains an ideal of personal excellence toward which a person strives
genital personality(psychoanalysis) the mature / mature personality which is not dominated by infantile pleasure drives
genital stage, genital phase(psychoanalysis) the fifth sexual and social stage in a person's development occurring during adolescence
id(psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity
imago(psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood
introject(psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child
introjection(psychoanalysis) the internalization of the parent figures and their values
latency stage, latency phase, latency period(psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities
latent content(psychoanalysis) hidden meaning / meaning of a fantasy or dream
libidinal energy(psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
libido(psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual ... / sexual urge or desire
oralA stage / stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth
oral personality(psychoanalysis) a personality characterized either by generous optimism or aggressive and ambitious selfishness
oral stage, oral phase(psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development
penis envy(psychoanalysis) a female's presumed envy of the male's penis
phallic stage, phallic phase(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
pleasure principle, pleasure-pain principle, pleasure-unpleasure principle(psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the id
psychosexual development(psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages / stages
reality principle(psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the ego
superego(psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience
transference(psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another
NarrowerhypnoanalysisThe use of hypnosis in conjunction with psychoanalysis
BroaderpsychotherapyThe treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means
Spanishpsicoanálisis, sicoanálisis
Catalanpsicoanàlisi
Adjectivespsychoanalytical, psychoanalyticof or relating to or incorporating the methods and theory of psychiatric treatment originated by Sigmund Freud

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