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Psychoanalysis  -   ∙ Originally a method of treating people with neurotic disorders  invented and made popular by Sigmund Freud. Also a general method of interpreting  behavior, art, history, etc., as being rooted in unconscious (usually sexual) desires.  Psychosis  -   ∙ A mental disorder that involves outright rejection or denial of reality.  Psychotic conditions include schizophrenia, very severe depression, and manic-  depressive disorder.  Reaction formation  -   ∙ A psychoanalytic defense mechanism by which an unwanted  desire is converted into its opposite; e.g. a hatred of one's father is converted into a  powerful (neurotic) love for him.  Reality principle  -   ∙ The principle obeyed by the ego, which attempts to reconcile the  id's desires with reality.  Repression  -   ∙ The process by which the ego prevents unwanted desires from 
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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.

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