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Unformatted text preview: Analysand - ∙ A person undergoing psychoanalysis. Cathexis - ∙ Greek word meaning "to occupy" or "to invest." In Freudian psychology, it is used to describe the attachment of libido, or other psychic energy, to a particular object or goal. Displacement - ∙ A psychoanalytic defense mechanism in which one's desire for something inappropriate, such as one's mother, is displaced onto something acceptable, such as one's wife. The acceptable person shares characteristics with, and takes the place of, the unacceptable person. Ego - ∙ English translation of Freud's term das Ich , or "the I." One of the three components of the psyche, it is the part of the psyche that deals with reality. Id - ∙ English translation of Freud's term das Es , or "the It." One of the three components of the psyche, it is responsible for instinctual urges and is completely...
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07