mental energy

Definitions of mental energy
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n an actuating force or factor

Synonyms:
psychic energy
Types:
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incitation, incitement, provocation
something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
libidinal energy
(psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
signal
any incitement to action
cathexis, charge
(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
acathexis
(psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
Type of:
motivation, motive, need
the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

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