DONT' YOU FIND A TERM?

SUGGEST IT AND WE'LL INSERT IT

PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY GLOSSARY

The glossary/dictionary that you can find in this section of our site gathers all the technical terms that are currently used in psychology and psychotherapy. Each term presents a brief and clear description.


Psychologist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist: what difference?

Click here to find it out
Noanxiety.com’s glossary of phobias. List of the most common phobias

Click here to read

[ Terms menu ]

A1 A2 B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Unconscious: mental processes which have an influence over behaviour, but which cannot be accessed by the Conscious mind. According to psychoanalytical theory, the Unconscious is organised in relation to the three basic components of the personality, the Id (containing instinctual drives), the Ego (in which the quality and dynamics of relations with others are regulated) and the Super-ego (moral norms and limitations on behaviour). See psychoanalysis.

Undoing: a defence mechanism by means of which a subject is convinced he/she can annul an action or thought believed to be unacceptable by means of a sort of ritual, gesture, thought or action which will overturn what has been done. This process can be found underlying superstition. It is present in a pathological form in obsessive-compulsive patients and in very young children in a non-pathological form.

Psychology and psychotherapy
Switch to english language
Passa alla lingua italiana
Psychology newsletter

Subscribe Unsub.
-> TOP OF PAGE <-

Noanxiety.com homepage
Noanxiety.com polls:
____________________
Do you trust psychologists?
____________________
What do you think about fashions?
____________________
Psychological tests:
____________________
Introversion/extrovers.
Self esteem test
Empathy test
[All our tests]

____________________
Psychology quizzes:
____________________
Base level - Advanced
Anxiety and stress quiz

Do you want to publish an article?
____________________
Send it to our staff and we'll publish it in the Articles section of our site with your name and other details about you.

Bookmark and Share