repression

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(rē-prĕsh′ŭn )

[L. repressus, press back]
In psychology, the refusal to entertain distressing or painful ideas. In Freudian theory, repression involves the submersion of such thoughts in the unconscious, where they continue to influence the individual. Psychoanalysis seeks to discover and release repressions.

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(rē-prĕsh′ŭn )

[L. repressus, press back]
In psychology, the refusal to entertain distressing or painful ideas. In Freudian theory, repression involves the submersion of such thoughts in the unconscious, where they continue to influence the individual. Psychoanalysis seeks to discover and release repressions.

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