secondary processes

secondary process

noun Psychoanalysis.
the conscious mental activity and logical thinking controlled by the ego and influenced by environmental demands.
Compare primary process.
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secondary processes
 
pl n
psychoanal Compare primary processes the logical conscious type of mental functioning, guided by external reality

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secondary process n.
In psychoanalysis, the mental process directly related to the functions of the ego and characteristic of conscious and preconscious mental activities, marked by logical thinking and by the tendency to delay gratification by regulation of actions based on instinctual demands.

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