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fundamental rule of psychoanalysis

The principle according to which a patient undergoing psychoanalysis should engage wholeheartedly in free association. Also called the basic rule of psychoanalysis. See also ...

fundamental rule of psychoanalysis

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... rule of psychoanalysis n. The principle according to which a patient undergoing psychoanalysis should engage wholeheartedly in free association . Also called the basic rule of psychoanalysis . See also intellectualization , therapeutic alliance...

basic rule of psychoanalysis

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...rule of psychoanalysis n. Another name for the fundamental rule of psychoanalysis...

therapeutic alliance

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...alliance n . In psychoanalysis , the implicit cooperative compact between an analyst and a patient whereby the analyst undertakes to offer interpretations ( 2 ) and the patient undertakes to obey the fundamental rule of psychoanalysis and to try to understand the analyst’s...

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... n . In psychoanalysis , a defence mechanism involving excessive abstract thinking designed to block out disturbing emotions or conflicts, in therapy usually a device for evading the fundamental rule of psychoanalysis . The concept was introduced by the Austrian-born British psychoanalyst Anna Freud ( 1895–1982 ) in her book The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence ( 1937 ), her father never having used the term in...

abstinence rule

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...rule n. In psychoanalysis , the organization of treatment to minimize the substitutive satisfaction of needs related to symptoms that the patient finds outside the analytic situation, in spite of the frustration and suffering that can result. Sigmund Freud ( 1856–1939 ) introduced the rule in an article on ‘Observations on Transference-Love’ ( 1915 ): ‘I shall state it as a fundamental principle that the patient's need and longing should be allowed to persist in her, in order that they may serve as forces impelling her to do work and to make...

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...‘a fairly complete reproduction of the memories and new impressions which have affected her since our last talk, and it often leads on, in a quite unexpected way, to pathogenic reminiscences of which she unburdens herself without being asked to’ (p. 56). At about the same time (in 1904 ) and independently of Freud, Carl Gustav Jung ( 1875–1961 ) introduced his word-association test , and this also influenced the development of the technique of free association. See also dream analysis , fundamental rule of psychoanalysis . Compare directed...

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