neo freudian

neo-Freudian

[nee-oh-froi-dee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a group of psychoanalytic thinkers whose modifications of Freudian analytic theory place increased emphasis on ego functions and interpersonal relationships.
noun
2.
a psychoanalyst advocating such a view.

Origin:
1940–45

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Neo-Freudian Ne·o-Freud·i·an (nē'ō-froi'dē-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterizing any psychoanalytic system based on but modifying Freudian doctrine by emphasizing social factors, interpersonal relations, or other cultural influences in personality development or in causation of the neuroses.

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