psychic energy

Definitions of psychic energy

n an actuating force or factor

mental energy
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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
any incitement to action
cathexis, charge
(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
(psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
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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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