Synonyms of 'psychology: Psychology terms'
alter egoa second self analanalysisangstan acute but nonspecific sense of anxiety or remorse anxietycomplexa group of emotional ideas or impulses that have been banished from the conscious mind but that continue to influence a person's behaviour compulsionconditioningconsciousnessthe totality of one's thoughts, feelings, and impressions; conscious mind death wish(in Freudian psychology) the desire for self-annihilation delusiondementiadepressionegothe self of an individual person; the conscious subject Electra complexextrovertfixationa preoccupation or obsession Freudian slipany action, such as a slip of the tongue, that may reveal an unconscious thought Gestalt therapygroup therapyhypnosisan artificially induced state of relaxation and concentration in which deeper parts of the mind become more accessible: used clinically to reduce reaction to pain, to encourage free association, etc hypochondriachronic abnormal anxiety concerning the state of one's health, even in the absence of any evidence of disease on medical examination hysteriaidthe mass of primitive instincts and energies in the unconscious mind that, modified by the ego and the superego, underlies all psychic activity inferiority complexintrovertmaniamindneurosisa relatively mild mental disorder, characterized by symptoms such as hysteria, anxiety, depression, or obsessive behaviour obsessiona persistent idea or impulse that continually forces its way into consciousness, often associated with anxiety and mental illness Oedipus complexa group of emotions, usually unconscious, involving the desire of a child, esp a male child, to possess sexually the parent of the opposite sex while excluding the parent of the same sex paranoiaa form of schizophrenia characterized by a slowly progressive deterioration of the personality, involving delusions and often hallucinations persecution complexpersona(in Jungian psychology) the mechanism that conceals a person's true thoughts and feelings, esp in his adaptation to the outside world personalitypersonality disorderphobiaprimal therapy or primal scream therapypsychethe human mind or soul psychoanalysisa method of studying the mind and treating psychiatric and emotional disorders based on revealing and investigating the role of the unconscious mind psychosispsychosomaticregressionthe adoption by an adult or adolescent of behaviour more appropriate to a child, esp as a defence mechanism to avoid anxiety repressionthe subconscious rejection of thoughts and impulses that conflict with conventional standards of conduct Rorschach test or inkblot testa personality test consisting of a number of unstructured ink blots presented for interpretation schizophreniaany of a group of psychotic disorders characterized by progressive deterioration of the personality, withdrawal from reality, hallucinations, delusions, social apathy, emotional instability, etc selfan individual's consciousness of his own identity or being stresssubconsciousthat part of the mind which is on the fringe of consciousness and contains material of which it is possible to become aware by redirecting attention sublimation(in Freudian psychology) the diversion of psychic energy derived from sexual impulses into nonsexual activity, esp of a creative nature superegothat part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience for the ego, developing mainly from the relationship between a child and his parents syndrometraumaunconsciousthe part of the mind containing instincts, impulses, images, and ideas that are not available for direct examination ▷ See psychology
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