Definition of ego psychology in English:

ego psychology


  • A system of psychoanalytic developmental psychology concerned especially with personality.

    • ‘Why was ego psychology so attractive to social work as a profession?’
    • ‘Kurtz may be somewhat unfair to ego-psychology, but he appears to me to reduce its approach to the frame to a purely pragmatic, reality based, goal of assisting the patient in effectively scheduling their lives.’
    • ‘Assessment in ego psychology partly shifts away from projective techniques toward more objective techniques.’