libido theory

li·bi·do the·o·ry

Freud's theory that a person's psychic life results mainly from instinctual or libidinal needs and the attempts to satisfy them.
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Whether or not you buy into the red wine boosts libido theory, Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to try it out.
Adler seceded from him because he rejected the Freudian libido theory, uniquely based on infantile sexuality, He was impressed by the teachings of the then popular philosopher Nietzsche, who idolised the 'will to power' (Wille zur Macht) theory.