wish fulfillment


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wish fulfillment

n.
In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, need, or impulse through a dream, fantasy, or other exercise of the imagination.

wish fulfillment

Etymology: AS, wiscan, to wish, fullfyllan, to fulfill
1 the gratification of a desire.
2 (in psychology) the satisfaction of a desire or the release of emotional tension through such processes as dreams, daydreams, and neurotic symptoms.
3 (in psychoanalysis) one of the primary motivations for dreams in which an unconscious desire or urge, unacceptable to the ego and superego because of sociocultural restrictions or feelings of personal guilt, is given expression.
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Society tends to inflict sexual incapacity on the aging person as a kind of wish fulfillment, as if to say, "You are old and finished with life, so you should be finished with sex--especially since trying to meet your sex-related needs might add to the bother of looking after you.
Finally, the incessant wish fulfillment via magic or money becomes tiresome.
The public celebration Victoria and her troops receive marks a greater wish fulfillment, transforming monstrous Amazons into national heroes.
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Occasionally," says Mockbee, "an unusual outing will be planned as part of our wish fulfillment program.
AN occasional series where I shall be pointing out some of the inconsistenciesuttered by Mr Gerry Burns as he tries to convince us that his collection of pet ideas and wish fulfillment will result in a new, effective education system in Northern Ireland.
Freud's emphasis on wish fulfillment in dreams needs revision too, according to neuroscientist Antti Revonsuo of the University of Turku in Finland.
So the spectacle of a love that asks nothing in return is a balm, a wish fulfillment.
Least of all now can we afford to become victimized by our own propaganda or to fall prey to wish fulfillment.
At the Wish Fulfillment Center, consumers can select a wish or enter their own, and a 4Genie will reply with a customized-video response.
The cross-dressing is part of traditional ritual festivities, where men decked up in women's attire attempt to please the temple goddess for their wish fulfillment.
org, a new website created to facilitate and inspire global participation in the wish fulfillment process.