freudian psychoanalysis


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freud·i·an psy·cho·a·nal·y·sis

the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy as developed by Freud, based on: 1) his theory of personality, which postulates that psychic life is made up of instinctual and socially acquired forces, or the id, the ego, and the superego, each of which must constantly accommodate to the other; 2) his discovery that the free-association technique of verbalizing for the analyst all thoughts without censoring any of them is the therapeutic tactic that reveals the areas of conflict within a patient's personality; and 3) that the vehicle for gaining this insight and next, on this basis, readjusting one's personality is the learning a patient does in first developing a stormy emotional bond with the analyst (transference relationship) and next successfully breaking this bond.

freud·i·an psy·cho·a·nal·y·sis

(froyd'ē-ăn sī'kō-ă-nal'i-sis)
The theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy as developed by Sigmund Freud, based on: 1) his theory of personality, which postulates that psychic life is made up of instinctual and socially acquired forces, or the id, the ego, and a superego; 2) his discovery that the free-associated technique of verbalizing for the analyst all thoughts reveals the areas in conflict within a patient's personality; 3) that the vehicle for gaining this insight and readjusting one's personality is the learning a patient does, first developing a stormy emotional bond with the analyst (transference relationship) and next successfully learning to break this bond.

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.
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