psychic energy

Definitions of psychic energy
  1. noun
    an actuating force or factor
    synonyms: 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
    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
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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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