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psychology

 [si-kol´o-je]
the science dealing with the mind and mental processes, especially in relation to human and animal behavior. adj., adj psycholog´ic, psycholog´ical.
analytic psychology (analytical psychology) the system of psychology founded by Carl Gustav Jung, based on the concepts of the collective unconscious and the complex.
clinical psychology the use of psychologic knowledge and techniques in the treatment of persons with emotional difficulties.
community psychology the application of psychological principles to the study and support of the mental health of individuals in their social sphere.
criminal psychology the study of the mentality, the motivation, and the social behavior of criminals.
depth psychology the study of unconscious mental processes.
developmental psychology the study of changes in behavior that occur with age.
dynamic psychology psychology stressing the causes and motivations for behavior.
environmental psychology study of the effects of the physical and social environment on behavior.
experimental psychology the study of the mind and mental operations by the use of experimental methods.
forensic psychology psychology dealing with the legal aspects of behavior and mental disorders.
gestalt psychology gestaltism; the theory that the objects of mind, as immediately presented to direct experience, come as complete unanalyzable wholes or forms that cannot be split into parts.
individual psychology the psychiatric theory of Alfred adler, stressing compensation and overcompensation for feelings of inferiority and the interpersonal nature of a person's problems.
physiologic psychology (physiological psychology) the branch of psychology that studies the relationship between physiologic and psychologic processes.
social psychology psychology that focuses on social interaction, on the ways in which actions of others influence the behavior of an individual.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

depth psy·chol·o·gy

the psychology of the unconscious, especially in contrast with older (19th-century) academic psychology dealing only with conscious mentation; sometimes used synonymously with psychoanalysis.
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depth psychology

n.
1. Psychology of the unconscious mind.
2. Psychoanalysis.
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depth psychology

1. Any school of psychology that emphasizes unconscious motivation, as distinct from the psychology of conscious behaviour.
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The forgotten origins of our technological world-view, which have lingered as a collective and shared cultural-historical symptom and dream, made phenomenology and depth psychology possible and necessary.
He next compares Jung's depth psychology and therapeutic technique of active imagination to the Buddhist practice of emptiness meditation.
His book contains nothing on Wordsworth's depth psychology. He sees the Prelude's 'spots of time' merely as instances of the child Wordsworth's masochistic sexual fantasies.
This discussion is itself prefaced by a chapter that provides an erudite but concise history of depth psychology, particularly the ideas of psychic polycentricity and the drives as found in the writings of Lichtenberg, Herder, Kant, Schiller, and Fichte.
Girard draws on the insights of depth psychology and history of religions: Jung and Eliade are primary influences on the work.
Although Parkes says that he intends to examine Nietzsche's anticipations of "depth psychology," references to the latter are sparse.
100), in total effect Stahl refreshingly speaks for himself within the commonly understood pattern of depth psychology, which I confess to accepting also.
Its members include hermeneutics, phenomenology, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism, various "standpoint epistemologies" (feminist theory being the most prominent of these), depth psychology (mainly Freudian and Jungian), the structuralism of Levi-Strauss, and, finally, the post-structuralist approaches of Foucault, Derrida, and Baudrillard (which Cook collectively terms the "Nietzschean Revival").
So far you've used the term to refer both to depth psychology and the economy.
This is one of the most important books on the social aspects of depth psychology, especially analytical psychology, since Ira Progoff's work of the Fifties.
Drewermann details the events of the virgin birth, the shepherds, Elizabeth's pregnancy and the 12-year-old Jesus in the temple, all through the filter of depth psychology with all its mythology and symbolism.
A liberal theologian of marked originality and force, Tillich embraced aspects of depth psychology and existentialism in his interpretation of Christian doctrine.