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psychoanalysis

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Psychology, psychiatry
psychoanalysispsy‧cho‧a‧nal‧y‧sis /ˌsaɪkəʊ-əˈnælɪsɪs $ -koʊ-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 MPmedical treatment that involves talking to someone about their life, feelings etc in order to find out the hidden causes of their problemspsychoanalytic /ˌsaɪkəʊ-ænəˈlɪtɪk◂ $ -koʊænlˈɪtɪk◂/ adjective 🔊 psychoanalytic theorypsychoanalytical adjectivepsychoanalytically /-kli/ adverb
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psychoanalysisWhat does Lacanian psychoanalysis offer to feminist psychologists?She believes the mistake psychoanalysis has made hitherto is aiming to shore up a kind of finished and defined ego.Will recounts a story about Carol Jung, a contemporary of Freud and one of the fathers of modern psychoanalysis.The activity of psychoanalysis in the therapeutic setting can not be adequately grasped and stated in mechanistic, quantitative terms.Clearly, such essays in retrospective psychology have been affected by the discoveries of psychoanalysis.Like other forms of psychology, psychoanalysis tends to produce an idealized discourse of the subject.
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