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noun. ['ˌsaɪkoʊəˈnæləsəs, ˌsaɪkoʊəˈnælɪsɪs'] a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud.
- depth psychology
Rhymes with Psychoanalysis
Sentences with psychoanalysis
1. Noun, singular or mass
Freudian psychoanalysis is predicated on the assumption that everyone has a conscious and an unconscious mind.
2. Verb, base form
A quick turn to psychoanalysis brought an interest in human learning and knowledge acquisition.
Quotes about psychoanalysis
1. As in all infant sciences, the universal habit of the human mind - to take a partial or local truth, generalise it unduly and try to explain a whole field of nature in its narrow terms - runs riot here (in psychoanalysis). Moreover, the exaggeration of the importance of suppressed sexual complexes is a dangerous falsehood.
- Sri Aurobindo, Integral Yoga: Teaching and Method of Practice
2. Almost all arguments for skepticism make reference to seemingly ridiculous possibilities—we are being deceived by an evil demon, life is just a dream, we are brains in vats. You might propose psychoanalysis, rather than philosophical reflection, for anyone who worries about these possibilities.
- Richard Feldman
3. She saw why teachers get very old and stay very young. For there is no closer probing of the mind--not even in psychoanalysis.
- John Horne Burns, Lucifer with a Book