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Meaning of PLEASURE PRINCIPLE

Pronunciation:  'plezhur 'prinsupul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the id; the principle that an infant seeks gratification and fails to distinguish fantasy from reality
 
 Synonyms: pleasure-pain principle, pleasure-unpleasure principle
 
 Antonyms: reality principle
 
 See Also: principle

 

 

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 Related Terms: anima, appetite, appetitiveness, ardor, coconscious, collective unconscious, concupiscence, conscience, conscious self, curiosity, Cyrenaic hedonism, Cyrenaicism, death instinct, desideration, desire, drive, eagerness, ego, ego ideal, ego-id conflict, epicureanism, epicurism, ethical hedonism, ethical self, eudaemonism, fancy, fantasy, foreconscious, hedonic calculus, hedonics, hedonism, hope, horme, id, intellectual curiosity, libidinal energy, libido, lust for learning, luxuriousness, luxury, mind, motive force, need, passion, persona, personality, pleasure, pleasure-loving, pleasure-seeking, preconscious, primitive self, psyche, psychic apparatus, psychological hedonism, racial unconscious, self, sensualism, sensuality, sensualness, sexual desire, subconscious, subconscious mind, subliminal, subliminal self, submerged mind, superego, sybaritism, thirst for knowledge, unchastity, unconscious, unconscious mind, urge, vital impulse, voluptuousness, want, wanting, will, will and pleasure, wish, wish fulfillment
 

 

 

 

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