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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 move will aid Cathexis in acquiring a minority interest in Bellami Hair LLC, the world's largest hair extension brand.
19 November 2018 - US-based hair extension brand Bellami Hair has received a USD 20m investment from Cathexis Holdings LLP, with a further USD 100m capital commitment for growth, the company said.
In GAD cases, the body cathexis scale scores were found to be lower than the control group scores.
The study of reliability and validity of body cathexis scale.
Thus far mention has been of the emergence of physis in golf, that arrests us, and dislocates or fractures cathexis's hold on us.
As much as the novel addresses the mother's submerged sexual pleasure, it demonstrates the mother's cathexis with heterosexism and patriarchal norms.
The study of reliability and validity of body cathexis scale: Bachelor's degree thesis (unpublished) Ankara: Gazi University 1990.
Not to be confused with catharsis, which signifies the purification of emotions or fears by consciously confronting them, cathexis packs powerful emotions that, given the right conditions, are discharged and directed at a person, a thing, or an idea.
Regional VAD Global Distribution FZE has announced that is has signed a distribution agreement with Cathexis, a vendor that specialises in video surveillance solutions.
In the case of melancholia, the erotic grip'd cathexis is at all times connected to the dead, towards whom the survivor is ambivalent, just as the student fears that Lenore will return from the dead.