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Pleasure principle

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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... all our philosophers and psychologists dream of--self-preservation, pleasure principle, equalization--all these are but vague representations, attempts to express the great ...

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An american pshycologist said that man acts on 3 principles: 1. pleasure principle- you do what you like 2. denying non-pleasure principle- you don't do what you ...

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