Freud theory


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Freud the·o·ry

(froyd),
a comprehensive theory of how personality is formed and develops in normal and emotionally disturbed people; for example, that an attack of conversion hysteria is due to a psychic trauma that was not adequately reacted to at the time it was received, and persists as an affect memory.
See also: psychoanalysis.

Freud the·o·ry

(froyd thē'ŏr-ē)
A comprehensive theory of how personality is formed and develops in normal and emotionally disturbed individuals; e.g., that an attack of conversion hysteria is due to a psychic trauma that has not adequately reacted to at the time it was received, and persists as an affect memory.
See also: psychoanalysis

Freud,

Sigmund, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, 1856-1939, founder of psychoanalysis.
Freud theory - a comprehensive theory of how personality is formed and develops in normal and emotionally disturbed individuals.
freudian - relating to or described by Freud.
freudian fixation
freudian psychoanalysis - the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy as developed by Freud.
freudian slip - a mistake in speech or deed which presumably suggests some underlying motive, often sexual or aggressive in nature.