Definition of Freudian

Freudian: Pertaining to Sigmund Freud, the neurologist, psychiatrist, and founder of psychoanalysis, or to the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy developed by Freud. Freudian psychoanalysis concentrates on finding the roots of adult behavior in childhood conflicts. The term Freudian also refers to interpretations of behavior based on Freud's precepts.


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