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Some of the most important concepts and theories of psychoanalysis are listed here by themes. You may click each key word to be taken to quotes about them collected from the work of Sigmund Freud.

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2. Resistance and censorship

3. Trauma, fixation, regression, sublimation

4. Projection, ambivalence, identification

5. Oedipus complex

6. Transference and the compulsion to repeat

7. Defence mechanisms


8. Instincts

9. Sexuality: libido, libidinal (psychosexual) stages of development, the castration complex (boys and girls)

10. Pleasure principle and reality principle

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