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cathexis

cathexis  

In psychoanalysis, the emotional charge associated with an instinct (3), or the process of investing psychic energy in a part of the body or an instinctual object. The Austrian physician Josef Breuer ...
ecological economics

ecological economics  

A branch of economics that takes into account ecological principles and examines the economic values of non‐market ecological products and services. See also environmental economics.
elasticity

elasticity  

The property of certain materials that enables them to return to their original dimensions after an applied stress has been removed. In general, if a stress is applied to a wire, the strain will ...
environmental economics

environmental economics  

A branch of economics that takes into account the current and future monetary costs and benefits of environmental systems, human welfare, and biodiversity. See also cost–benefit analysis, ecological ...
hydraulic theory

hydraulic theory  

Any theory based on liquid in motion or under pressure, either literally as in certain theories of hearing, or figuratively as in the economic aspects of psychoanalysis that are more correctly called ...
market barrier

market barrier  

In economics, any factor or condition that prevents or inhibits market equilibrium. As applied to air pollution control, for example, this includes policy and legal frameworks that prevent the ...
metapsychology

metapsychology  

The study of the underlying conceptual questions or principles of psychology. The term was first used in psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) to denote his own theory of psychology, especially ...
principle of constancy

principle of constancy  

In psychoanalysis, the proposition that the quantity of psychic energy within the mental apparatus remains constant, regulation being achieved through discharge of excess energy in abreaction and ...
productivity

productivity  

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A measure of the output of an organization or economy per unit of input (labour, raw materials, capital, etc.). See also unit labour costs.
quota of affect

quota of affect  

In psychoanalysis, a quantity of instinctual energy that remains constant despite displacement and various qualitative transformations that it undergoes. It is an economic concept related to the ...
Schreber case

Schreber case  

A virtuosic case study in psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), entitled ‘Psycho-Analytic Notes on an Autobiographical Account of a Case of Paranoia (Dementia Paranoides)’ (1911, Standard ...
sustainable development

sustainable development  

A concept that is used to describe community and economic development in terms of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. See also ...
uncertainty

uncertainty  

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Arises when decisions have to be made about the future where it is not possible to assign probabilities to the various outcomes. Often used as a synonym for risk.

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