with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the investment of libido or psychic energy in items outlying of the individual, like an individual, objective, concept, or activity. Commonly referred to as item libido.
What is OBJECT CATHEXIS?
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OBJECT CATHEXIS: "The object cathexis's of all people are not at all equal."
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