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What is the pleasure principle in psych?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: The Force

Essentially, this is a psychoanalytic term for the tendency or drive to achieve pleasure and avoid pain as the chief motivating force in behavior.

In brief: The Force

Essentially, this is a psychoanalytic term for the tendency or drive to achieve pleasure and avoid pain as the chief motivating force in behavior.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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In brief: Primitive

Freud described maturation as a process whereby immediate pleasure (and/or avoidance of pain) gave way to the will to defer temporarily pleasure (or tolerate pain) by keeping in mind the superior rewards to be had by doing so.
This capacity requires a growing understanding of reality i the teeth of one's wishful fantasies.

In brief: Primitive

Freud described maturation as a process whereby immediate pleasure (and/or avoidance of pain) gave way to the will to defer temporarily pleasure (or tolerate pain) by keeping in mind the superior rewards to be had by doing so.
This capacity requires a growing understanding of reality i the teeth of one's wishful fantasies.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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