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Psychoanalytic Theory

Psychoanalytic Theory

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will define, describe the origin, and delineate the significance of repression and the unconscious in psychoanalytic theory.

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  • Unconscious

    Beyond awareness; things we aren't always aware of such as irrational wishes, unacceptable sexual desires, aggressive tendencies.

  • Repression

    Defense mechanism that pushes out thoughts or feelings into the unconscious, making ourselves "unaware".