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1Relating to or influenced by Sigmund Freud and his methods of psychoanalysis, especially with reference to the importance of sexuality in human behaviour.‘the Freudian concept of the superego’
- ‘Increasingly, however, Freudian psychology was influencing how scholars thought about early childhood and the development of sexuality and masculine and feminine characteristics.’
- ‘After his chess career ended, Fine became an exponent of Freudian psychoanalysis, authoring important works in the field.’
- ‘Some Freudian psychologists have suggested that risk-taking is linked to neuroticism, a personality trait.’
- ‘But I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.’
- ‘Mack has embraced traditions from Freudian psychoanalysis to the guided meditation of Werner Erhard.’
- 1.1 Susceptible to analysis in terms of unconscious desires.‘he wasn't sure whether his passion for water power had some deep Freudian significance’
- ‘When I mentioned the story to Bill, he couldn't remember the incident, but added, ‘I'm sure there was some deep-seated Freudian significance.’’
- ‘We find ourselves scribbling in large circles, gradually spiralling inwards into a densely layered doodle of no doubt strong Freudian significance.’
A follower of Freud or his methods.
- ‘Amateur Freudians postulate that Alou stayed because he was afraid to face the heat of the Los Angeles media.’
- ‘For example, Freudians and behaviourists had different methods, but they also had a different agenda.’
- ‘In later years I came to think it was worthless, that it was better to start without Freud and certainly not go through the genuflections that Freudians seem addicted to.’
- ‘Even modern Freudians, or psychodynamic theoreticians, seem to be hampered by Freud's outmoded evolutionary speculations, but still the interest for evolutionary explanations exists.’
- ‘Freud is often praised by Freudians for his apparent flexibility; for his willingness to alter his theories as psychoanalysis grew and developed.’
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