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1. Terms and Definitions

1.1. Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), who developed a new paradigm of human psychological theory and created new methods of research, psychotherapy, and analysis of culture, founded psychoanalysis. The theory of repression is the cornerstone of psychoanalysis and its most essential element (Freud, Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works [SE], vol. 14).

1.2. Repression

Repression is a defense against ego-dystonic unconsci…

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Davis, Russell H., “Psychoanalysis”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.175>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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