Freudianism


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Freud·i·an

 (froi′dē-ən)
adj.
Relating to or being in accordance with the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud.
n.
A person who accepts the basic tenets of the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud, especially a psychiatrist or psychologist who applies Freudian theory and method in conducting psychotherapy.

Freud′i·an·ism n.

Freudianism

the application of the theories of the personality developed by Freud to the development of characters and other aspects of artistic creation. Cf. psychoanalytical criticism. — Freudian, n., adj.
See also: Criticism
theory and practice of Sigmund Freud, especially in the area of neuroses, their causes and treatment. — Freudian, n., adj.
See also: Psychology
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