innate releasing mechanism


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innate releasing mechanism

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(Psychology) psychol the process by which a stimulus evokes a response when the connection between the two is inborn. Abbreviation: IRM
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One important element in Chapter 3 is Stevens' claim that Jung's concept of archetype is related to the ethological concept of 'innate releasing mechanism' abbreviated IRM.
Key Words: myth, archetype, dream, mythology, psychology, collective unconscious, innate releasing mechanism IRM, Jung, Campbell, Segal, Anthony Stevens, Ritske Rensma