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Synonyms for cathexis

(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object

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Comment: Cathexis will also provide USD 100m capital commitment for growth
As a result of this effort, Cathexis' Multi-billion dollar fund will now be a significant player in the USD 84bn per year beauty industry.
(26.) I might mention in passing that the ongoing experience of the conception and birth of a child and experiencing him, engaging and educating him, seeing him coming into presence, just as the child quaphysis is born, grows, acquires abilities and develops, and with his presence-ing abundantly addressing you, is another example of how physis leads to the wonder that breaks down the grip of cathexis and so shows the natural law.
Grace Poe is the other person who could be a vessel for positive cathexis. The emotional association of her persona with the status of abandoned infants furnishes the basic material for a cathectic narrative.
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Another outcome of Duetsch's work was the conception of three psychological processes that emerge from interdependence: 1) substitutability; 2) cathexis; and 3) inducibility (Deutsch, 1949).
Winnicott's basic position is that "in object-relating, the subject allows certain alterations of the self to take place, of a kind that has caused us to invent the term cathexis." In this cathexis, "the subject is depleted to the extent that something of the subject is found in the object" and the object is taken in by the subject (88).
Cloothing Behavior, Body Cathexis, And Appearance Management Of Women Enrolled In A Commercial Weight Loss Program.
(1) According to this theory, relationships between men and women are characterized by three social structures: sexual division of labor, which pertains to economic inequality; sexual division of power, which refers to an individual's ability to act, change or have power over others; and cathexis, which concerns the norms, attitudes and beliefs related to society's expectations of men and women.
My favorite moment in Reenactments (and since it's a book about memory making, I feel at liberty to remember my reading rather than look it up!) is where you get asked about catharsis for the millionth time and patiently reveal that reconsolidation of memory in a stressed state is the opposite of catharsis; we might instead term it cathexis, which has "holding" at its root--
In another of Mansfield's stories, we witness a curtain 'folded, drooped, only to begin puff puffing out once more, filling, swelling, stretching out stiff with only a quiver, dancing a secret dance as it were while those birds of silence chased over the ceiling' (Fiction 2, 173), as if animated by cathexis.
The difference between cathexis and auto-response is the difference between what happens when the fleshy orifice typically used for consumption and speech makes contact with an analogous arrangement on another human or human-resembling object, and a kiss.
This kind of response to Pound was a common and useful aesthetic interpretation of his career from the moment of his imprisonment in Pisa through the award of the Bollingen Prize to The Pisan Cantos in 1948) and it continues in an attenuated form whenever one teaches this work.' Pound was on the losing side of the war and had long before espoused the strong-man, protototalitarian, and anti-Semitic opinions that in good measure motivated his cathexis to Mussolini, whom Pound viewed as a leader for Italy's renaissance.