wish fulfillment


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wish fulfillment

n.
1. Gratification of a desire.
2. In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, need, or impulse through a dream, fantasy, or other exercise of the imagination.

wish′ fulfill`ment


n.
the drive to free oneself from tension caused by a suppressed desire, esp. by symbolizing the desire in dreams, slips of the tongue, etc.
[1905–10]
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Baddiel was quoted as saying: "In my books I always try and act out some kind of wish fulfillment and I wanted to play with the jeopardy and comedy that comes with wanting to be an animal.
This novel would make for some interesting class discussions on wish fulfillment.
The monograph introduces a prodigious amount of material evidence for the popularity of the two dharanis that are the primary foci of his research: the Incantation of Wish Fulfillment (Mahapratisara dharani) and the Incantation of the Glory of the Buddha's Crown (Usnlsavijana dharanl).
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It's not hard to see that Dad here became for Sam a kind of wish fulfillment, a projection of the man he wanted to be and maybe even believed was still a possibility for him.
First published in 1952, Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking birthed a philosophy rooted in the belief that a positive outlook attracts a positive outcome and that visualizing the positive while rejecting negative thinking will increase your chances of success and wish fulfillment.
The 48-year-old author said that she wrote the Hermione / Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment, adding that when she first conceived the characters, she imagined they would end up together, the Verge reported.
This is a bit of a wish fulfillment for me," he admits, "for the summer I never had as an ocean guard.
The show has reached its ultra-fuzzy, youth-empowering conclusion, and even Archie gets a bit of wish fulfillment, if just for a moment.
Thus, Olivia Joules probes an area of wish fulfillment that hasn't heretofore received much attention (and, given the book's lackluster performance, probably won't receive much more).
In addition to imagining this childish land of self-centred wish fulfillment, Barrie also poked gentle fun at its utter impracticality.
In one he "carries" a huge boom box, and in a series of still photographs shot from above, he "hops" onto a drawing of a bicycle and rides away, Such wish fulfillment seems in opposition to the warning about taking photographic portraits in certain cultures, considered as stealing a person's soul; these drawings, instead, are the spirits of objects waiting to be possessed.