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Psychoanalysis   /sˌaɪkoʊənˈæləsəs/  /sˌaɪkoʊənˈælɪsɪs/   Listen

A set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud.  Synonyms: analysis, depth psychology.

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... is really liberal— which means that training and disposition have made it free to move through both the past and the present—it can cope with this Egyptian barbarism; for liberal-minded lovers of literature, by performing a very simple operation in psychoanalysis, can understand how love for the good old times may cause fear lest we lose their fruits, and how fear blinds the critic's eye, makes his tongue harsh, and ...
— Definitions • Henry Seidel Canby

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