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Depth psychology

Definition of the noun depth psychology

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  1. a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of depth psychology: analysis / psychoanalysis
    • more generic word: psychotherapy = the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means
    • more specific word: hypnoanalysis = the use of hypnosis in conjunction with psychoanalysis


"Depth psychology" is a book by Dieter Wyss.

  • also known as "Depth psychology; a critical history, development, problems, crises"


Depth psychology: Historically, depth psychology, was coined by Eugen Bleuler to refer to psychoanalytic approaches to therapy and research that take the unconscious into account. The term was rapidly accepted in the year of its proposal by Sigmund Freud, to cover a topographical view of the mind in terms of different psychic systems.

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Google previewThe Lexicon of Adlerian Psychology (2007)

by Robert L. Powers, Jane Griffith

DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY In the introduction to the original Basic Books edition of The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler (Adler, 1956) the editors H. L. and R. R. Ansbacher state, “The INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOLOGY of Adler is first of all a depth ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

See also depth psychology. depth of field n. The range of distance from a point behind to a point in front of an object being focused by the eye's lens, or by any lens, within which the image is in focus, the range being relatively great when the ...

Google previewThe Dream Encyclopedia (2009)

by James R Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

A very different way of viewing the hero and dreams—from the standpoint of depth psychology is found in Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces, originally published in 1949. Campbell suggests that our nightly plunge into sleep ...

Google previewThe Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies: The Ultimate A–Z of Ancient Mysteries, Lost Civilizations and Forgotten Wisdom (2010)

by John Michael Greer

whose studies of alchemical literature convinced him that the old alchemists had been studying depth psychology concealed as folk chemistry. While this is true only of ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories (2006)

by J.E. Roeckelein

Sigmund Freud's depth psychology theory of unconscious memory and unconsciousness makes reference to the memory of prior events, emotions, ...

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