• Definition for "pleasure principle"
    • In psychoanalysis, the tendency or drive to reach…
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pleasure principle definition

  • noun:
    • In psychoanalysis, the tendency or drive to reach pleasure and avoid pain given that main encouraging force in behavior.
    • (psychoanalysis) the governing concept associated with the id; the concept that a child seeks satisfaction and doesn't distinguish dream from reality
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