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.
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.
An integrated set of theories of human personality development, motivation, and behavior based on a body of observations.
One of several schools of psychotherapy, such as jungian psychoanalysis or freudian psychoanalysis.
A method developed by Sigmund Freud that attempts to bring the contents of the unconscious into conscious awareness so that conflicts can be revealed. go to glossary index
A method of psychotherapy developed by Sigmund Freud. By the methods of free association and dream analysis, the origins of neurotic (cf) disturbances may be elucidated and brought into consciousness.
A psychological system developed by Sigmund Freud that traces behavior to unconscious motivations and drives, especially sexual.
A term applied primarily to the therapy procedures pioneered by Freud, entailing free association, dream analysis, and working through the transference neurosis. More recently the term has come to encompass the numerous variations on basic Freudian therapy.
(1) A theory of both normal and abnormal human personality development, formulated by Freud, whose key assertions include unconscious conflict and early psychosexual development. (2) A method of therapy that draws heavily on this theory of personality. Its main aim is to have the patient gain insight into her own, presently unconscious, thoughts and feelings. Therapeutic tools employed toward this end include free association, interpretation, and the appropriate use of the transference relationship between patient and analyst. See also free association, transference.
theory and psychotherapy developed by Sigmund Freud that concentrates on unconscious motives. Generally long-term approach that focuses on uncovering repressed feelings and issues.
based on the observation that individuals are often unaware, or unconscious, of many of the factors that govern their emotions and behaviours. Psychoanalytic treatment highlights how unconscious factors affect current relationships and patterns of behaviour, traces them back to their root causes and helps the individual to deal better with current situations.
Psychodynamic therapy that involves frequent sessions and can last for many years psychoanalysis (144.0K)
approach to therapy, human nature, and personality theory introduced by Sigmund Freud. Emphasizes the role of unconscious motivation in conscious behavior. By being aware of the patient's verbal and nonverbal communications, psychoanalysts offer interpretations.
a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
the examination of a person's mind in an attempt to discover their unconscious desires, fears, and anxieties.
The method of psychological therapy originated by Sigmund Freud in which free association, dream interpretation, and analysis of transference are used to explore repressed or unconscious impulses, anxieties, and internal conflicts, in order to free psychic energy for mature love and work.
Defined by Freud as the study of the unconscious, transferences, resistances, and infantile sexuality, it is redefined by the strong adaptive approach as the investigation of emotional cognition. That is, psychoanalysis is the study of conscious and unconscious human adaptations to emotionally-charged triggering events-their universal features, evolutionary history, and personal history and variations.
A specialized form of psychiatry in which the patient and the psychoanalyst explore the emotional problems of a patient both past and present.
This is a type of therapy that focuses on unconscious motives and conflicts.The use of dream recall and free associations can be used in psychoanalysis.
( Related information) Psychoanalysis focuses on past conflicts as the underpinnings to current emotional and behavioral problems. In this long-term and intensive therapy, an individual meets with a psychoanalyst three to five times a week, using "free association" to explore unconscious motivations and earlier, unproductive patterns of resolving issues.
A specialized branch of psychiatry (medical study devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness) which uses self-examination of a person's past / forgotten emotional experiences to help readjust attitudes towards those experiences, and cure his / her neurosis (a disorder arising from stress and anxieties in a person's environment).
A method of psychological treatment, developed from the work of Freud, which focuses on uncovering the unconscious conflicts by mainly verbal means. It is classically a lengthy and intensive therapy lasting several years, although briefer and less intensive forms have also been developed.
A theory of the psychology of human behavior, a method of research and a system of psychotherapy, originally developed by Sigmund Freud. Through the analysis of free associations and the interpretation of dreams, emotions and behaviors are traced to repressed instinctive drives and to defenses against these drives in the unconscious. The goal of treatment is to eliminate or reduce the undesirable effects of unconscious conflicts by making the patient aware of their existence, origin, and inappropriate expression.
A treatment modality based on Freudian constructs, the analysis of the relationship that the client develops with the psychoanalyst.
A method of psychological treatment that emphasizes unconscious motives and conflicts.
1. the early school of psychology that emphasized the importance of unconscious causes of behavior. 2. a type of psychotherapy, developed by Sigmund Freud, aimed at uncovering the unconscious causes of psychological disorders. (13, 521)
A method of treating mental disorders through investigating emotional conflicts and childhood repressions by getting the patient to talk freely, examining his or her dreams.
A method of psychotherapy 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.
A methodical approach for examining the unconcious as a way of mental and emotional healing.
Diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders through ascertaining and analyzing the facts of the patient's mental life.
Tracing mental and physical ills back to hurtful childhood experiences; based on Sigmund Freud's theories.
Psychological movement started by Sigmund Freud, a Medical Doctor. Emphasized the workings of the subconscious mind through dream analysis, and the power of the ID, as expressed in violent and sexual behavior.
Freud's method of treating "neuroses" through "free-association", "dream interpretation", and the discovery of "repressed" material in the "unconscious"; also the systematic "psychology" arising out of this method, stressing the importance of sex and aggression.
A talking therapy introduced by Dr. Sigmund Freud which involves the analysis of dreams, childhood experiences, etc.. to overcome present problems. It is founded on the belief that unconscious, repressed instinctual drives and negative early childhood experiences are mainly responsible for an individual's problems.
A technique developed by Sigmund Freud for the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
(a) The method developed by Freud and extended by his followers for treating mental disorders. (b) The theory of personality which grew out of experiences with the psychoanalytic method of treatment. The theory emphasizes the role of unconscious processes in personality development and in motivation.
Psychoanalysis is a family of psychological theories and methods based on the work of Sigmund Freud. As a technique of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis seeks to discover connections among the unconscious components of patients' mental processes. The analyst's goal is to help liberate the patient from unexamined or unconscious barriers of transference and resistance, that is, past patterns of relating that are no longer serviceable or that inhibit freedom.