n. energy invested in an action or object or person (Psychology)

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  • cathexis — A charge of psychic energy. The term is particularly associated with Sigmund Freud , who used it to refer to the investment of libidinal (sexual) energy in ideas, persons, or things. These ‘object cathexes’ of the id were counterposed by anti… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • cathexis — noun (plural cathexes) Etymology: New Latin (intended as translation of German Besetzung), from Greek kathexis holding, from katechein to hold fast, occupy, from kata + echein to have, hold more at scheme Date: 1922 investment of mental or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Cathexis — This page describes the general psychological term. For the episode of the same name, see Cathexis (Voyager episode). In psychodynamics, cathexis is defined as the process of investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea.… …   Wikipedia

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  • cathexis — cathectic /keuh thek tik/, adj. /keuh thek sis/, n., pl. cathexes / thek seez/. Psychoanal. 1. the investment of emotional significance in an activity, object, or idea. 2. the charge of psychic energy so invested. [1920 25; < NL < Gk káthexis a… …   Universalium

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  • cathexis — n. (pl. cathexes) Psychol. concentration of mental energy in one channel. Derivatives: cathectic adj. Etymology: Gk kathexis retention …   Useful english dictionary