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pleasure principle

[′plezh·ər ‚prin·sə·pəl]
(psychology)
The instinctive attempt to avoid pain, discomfort, or unpleasant situations; the desire to obtain maximum gratification with minimum effort.
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As adults, we intrinsically develop the reality principle, which is the counterpart to the pleasure principle.
First vinyl album was Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle.
Rene Magritte: The Pleasure Principle (2011): 64,343 visitors 7.
the pleasure principle of a sadistic murderer or of a prude (4|3)
Two days ago, I was reading "Beyond The Pleasure Principle" chapter of Freud's Reader before going to bed.
'Actually the substitution of the reality principle for the pleasure principle implies no deposing of the pleasure principle', Freud famously wrote, 'but only a safeguarding of it.
EXHIBITIONS Republic of the Moon, FACT, until February 26, Gina Czarnecki, The Bluecoat, until February 19; Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool, until January 29, 2012; The Pleasure Principle, Open Eye, until December 23; The Savage Style, The Walker and Museum of Liverpool, until February 19, 2012; The Art Books of Henri Matisse, The Walker, until Apr 15, 2012; Costume Drama: Fashion from 1790 to 1850, Sudley House, until May 7, 2012; The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria Gallery & Museum, until Dec 23; Peter Blake: An Alphabet, The Walker, until February 12; Age of the Dinosaur, World Museum Liverpool, until April 15; A Question of Taste, Victoria Gallery & Museum, until January 28.
Rene Magritte (1898-1967) lived in Belgium and the centrepiece of the collection The Pleasure Principle has a man with just a glow of light for his face which apParent ly "refers to the Freudian concept which states that people seek pleasure and avoid pain in order to gratify their physical and psychological needs.'' In my book this concept is also known as commonsense.
Actually, it is the Cartesian phenomenon that Freud speaks about in his sources: the pulsion, the primary process, is always susceptible to invade the external reality thanks to the pleasure principle. The reality principle needs to be "strengthened" at epistemologic level and, at the same time, a fundamental imperative of science needs to be created.
MIGROS MUSEUM FUR GEGENWARTSKUNST * May 28-August 14 * Curated by Raphael Gygax * "I tend to be idealistic about ideas of the responsibility of the artist," Alex Bag once told me, but the pleasure principle in her videos can be so very high, it's easy to forget that she's a satirist and that satire is finally moral.
(2) Caropreso and Theisen Simanke re-examine the second instinctual dualism hypothesis introduced by Freud in Beyond the Pleasure Principle, pointing out that death instinct is an internal necessity of Freudian metapsychological theory.
[...] Freud tries to install the death drive as a more general principle which will both capture the strivings of the pleasure principle and give a conceptual framework in which the 'beyond' of the pleasure principle can itself be seen as a bizarre sort of striving on its own.