Definition of Depth psychology
1. Noun. A set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud. "His physician recommended psychoanalysis"
Examples of category: Abreaction, Catharsis, Katharsis, Anal Personality, Anal Retentive Personality, Genital Personality, Oral Personality, Ego, Superego, Id, Introjection, Pleasure Principle, Pleasure-pain Principle, Pleasure-unpleasure Principle, Reality Principle, Introject, Ego Ideal, Imago, Condensation, Transference, Latent Content, Complex, Libido, Penis Envy, Death Instinct, Death Wish, Thanatos, Libidinal Energy, Cathexis, Charge, Acathexis, Psychosexual Development, Anaclisis, Castration Anxiety, Anal Phase, Anal Stage, Genital Phase, Genital Stage, Latency Period, Latency Phase, Latency Stage, Oral Phase, Oral Stage, Phallic Phase, Phallic Stage, Abreact, Anal, Anal Retentive, Oral, Cathectic
Generic synonyms: Psychotherapy
Specialized synonyms: Hypnoanalysis
Derivative terms: Analyze, Psychoanalytic, Psychoanalytical
Medical Definition of Depth psychology
1. The psychology of the unconscious, especially in contrast with older (19th century) academic psychology dealing only with conscious mentation; sometimes used synonymously with psychoanalysis. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Depth psychology
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1. The Urban Condition: space, community, and self in the contemporary metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"... from modernism: “What the structural and philosophical presuppositions of myth and depth psychology were to Modernism (Mann, Joyce, Woolf, etc. ..."
2. Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing by Larry Chang (2006)
"James Baldwin, 1924-1987 ~ Nobody Knows My Name, 1961 depth psychology has presented us with the undeniable wisdom that the enemy is constructed from denied ..."
3. Integrating Social Science & Ecosystem Management: A National Challenge by Linda Caldwell, Shela Mou (1999)
"The spiritual aspect of nature: a perspective from depth psychology. In: More, TA; Donnelly, MP; Graefe, AR; Vaske, JJ, eds. ..."