cathexis

cathexis

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it is the state of establishing a connection between some objects or people and some impulses. when a man thinks of a woman, he thinks of sex, or if he is an emotional man, he thinks of love.

2

(in education) in its shortest definition: marking needs.

3

the overlapping of certain motives with certain objects.

eg: germans think of beer when they are thirsty


there is also the reverse cathexis: a muslim does not think of eating pork no matter how hungry he is, or a hindu does not think of cow meat.

4

the concentration of desire* on something as an energy.

5

(see catechism)
the word comes from the greek word kathexis (english cathexis).

6

(see catharsis)

7

it is the amount of energy that a person or object attaches to symbols in our minds.
for example, your cathexis may be technological devices (see telephone).
antikeksis: (see: instinct) is the inner and outer barrier that prevents the satisfaction of
i.e. taking the phone away..

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