American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The method of psychological therapy originated by Sigmund Freud in which free association, dream interpretation, and analysis of resistance and transference are used to explore repressed or unconscious impulses, anxieties, and internal conflicts, in order to free psychic energy for mature love and work.
- n. The theory of personality developed by Freud that focuses on repression and unconscious forces and includes the concepts of infantile sexuality, resistance, transference, and division of the psyche into the id, ego, and superego.
- n. Psychotherapy incorporating this method and theory.
- n. psychoanalysis a family of psychological theories and methods within the field of psychotherapy that work to find connections among patients' unconscious mental processes
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A method or process of psychotherapeutic analysis and treatment pf psychoneuroses, based on the work of Dr. Sigmund Freud (1856- 1939) of Vienna. The method rests upon the theory that neurosis is characteristically due to repression of desires consciously rejected but subconsciously persistent; it consists in a close analysis of the patient's mental history, effort being made to bring unconsciuos and preconscious material to consciousness; the methods include analysis of transferance and resistance. In some variants, stress is laid upon the dream life, and of treatment by means of suggestion.
- n. The theory of human psychology which is the foundation for the psychoanalytic therapy, which explores the relation between conscious and unconscious mental processes in motivating human behavior and causing neuroses.
- n. An integrated set of theories of human personality development, motivation, and behavior based on a body of observations.
- n. One of several schools of psychotherapy, such as jungian psychoanalysis or freudian psychoanalysis.
- n. a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
- From psycho- + analysis, after German Psychoanalyse. (Wiktionary)
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“No other behavioral science is as distinctly linked with the 20th century as psychology; no other branch of psychology is as basic to clinical and popular understanding as psychoanalysis; and no other figure looms as large in psychoanalysis (or much else) as Sigmund Freud.”
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also psych- , psi- ; relating to the mind or psychology
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