Medical Definition of Pain-pleasure principle

1. A psychoanalytic concept that, in a human's psychic functioning, he/she tends to seek pleasure and avoid pain; a term borrowed by experimental psychology to denote the same tendency of an animal in a learning situation. Synonym: pleasure principle. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Pain-pleasure Principle

pail
pailful
pailfuls
paillard
paillards
paillette
paillettes
paillon
paillons
pails
pailsful
pain
pain-free
pain-pleasure principle (current term)
pain and suffering
pain au chocolat
pain clinics
pain in the arse
pain in the bum
pain in the neck
pain killer
pain killers
pain measurement
pain pill
pain reaction
pain threshold

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