cathexis


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cathexis

[kə′thek·səs]
(psychology)
In psychoanalytic theory, the investing of libidinal energy in an activity, object, or person.
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The study of reliability and validity of body cathexis scale: Bachelor's degree thesis (unpublished) Ankara: Gazi University 1990.
Grace Poe is the other person who could be a vessel for positive cathexis.
The board of UK-based construction services group ISG is considering a revised unsolicited offer from investment firm Cathexis UK Holdings Ltd.
Brecher, marketing, sales and business development director - Cathexis
1) According to this theory, relationships between men and women are characterized by three social structures: sexual division of labor, which pertains to economic inequality; sexual division of power, which refers to an individual's ability to act, change or have power over others; and cathexis, which concerns the norms, attitudes and beliefs related to society's expectations of men and women.
In another of Mansfield's stories, we witness a curtain 'folded, drooped, only to begin puff puffing out once more, filling, swelling, stretching out stiff with only a quiver, dancing a secret dance as it were while those birds of silence chased over the ceiling' (Fiction 2, 173), as if animated by cathexis.
is where you get asked about catharsis for the millionth time and patiently reveal that reconsolidation of memory in a stressed state is the opposite of catharsis; we might instead term it cathexis, which has "holding" at its root--
The difference between cathexis and auto-response is the difference between what happens when the fleshy orifice typically used for consumption and speech makes contact with an analogous arrangement on another human or human-resembling object, and a kiss.
Pound was on the losing side of the war and had long before espoused the strong-man, protototalitarian, and anti-Semitic opinions that in good measure motivated his cathexis to Mussolini, whom Pound viewed as a leader for Italy's renaissance.
Libidinal cathexis, developmental arrest, cognitive processes, neuropathways, stimulus-response contingencies, countertransference, systematic desensitization, and trichotillomania are just a small sampling of the highly technical and extraordinarily counterintuitive language that has been used regularly to describe the counseling scenario and its participants.
Cathexis is met with catharsis and the therapy of remembering overcomes the horrors and tortures of a prison cell.