Pain-pleasure principle

pain-pleasure principle

A psychoanalytic concept that, in a human's psychic functioning, he/she tends to seek pleasure and avoid pain; a term borrowed by experimental psychology to denote the same tendency of an animal in a learning situation.

Synonym: pleasure principle.

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