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The symbolic absorption into and toward oneself of concepts and feelings generated toward another person or object; motivates irrational behavior toward oneself.



in theory of knowledge, the concept, introduced by the Austrian philosopher R. Avenarius, of the inadmissibility—from his point of view—of the insertion of perceived images into the consciousness of the individual. According to Avenarius, this follows from the inadmissibility of dividing the ideal and the real in general; this view is the result of his basing his philosophy on the concept of experience, dissolving within it the contrast between the spiritual and the material and thus attempting to refute materialism entirely. Criticism of these concepts of experience and introjection is provided by V. I. Lenin in his Materialism and Empiriocriticism (Poln. sobr. soch., 5th ed., vol. 18).

In psychology introjection is the individual’s inclusion of other persons’ views, motivations, and purposes in his inner world. It is a basis for identification. Projection is the opposite of introjection. The concept of introjection was introduced by the Hungarian psychoanalyst S. Ferenczi into depth psychology, where it is viewed as a psychological mechanism that plays an important role in the formation of the superego, conscience, and other personality phenomena.

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To determine motivational profiles in sample 1, hierarchical clustering was conducted via Ward's method, using the variables intrinsic motivation, identified regulation, introjected regulation, external regulation, and demotivation.
Thus, the highest correlation values were observed between external and introjected regulation (r= .
The finding that identified religiosity (not introjected religiosity) is a predictor of moral reasoning and moral judgments suggests that autonomous internalization plays a large role.
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Kernberg and Kohut on Narcissism: Introjected Libido and Aggression
58), and less strongly with introjected motivation (r's = .
Bzuneck and Guimaraes (2010) clarified that the first two types of regulation mentioned--external and introjected regulation--make up controlled motivation, which characterizes the actions which the student undertakes in order to respond to a specified event or pressure, whether this is external or internal.
Motivational dissimilarities between workaholics (stimulated by introjected purposes) and work engagers (stimulated by integrated purposes) can be justified by self-regulatory shortfalls and self-regulatory capabilities.
Governments have introjected the notions of responsibility and operation in such a manner that individuals do not sense that public undertakings frequently fulfill prevalent demands.
An immanent norm positions affective life not as a threat that must be continuously introjected into neoliberal order, but rather as the source of socioecological novelty that can combat rather than reinforce inequality.