AIM OF THE INSTINCT By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 with regard to psychoanalytic standards, the actions that satisfy intuitions, causing tension to decrease. Commonly referred to as instinctual aim. AIM OF THE INSTINCT: "Eating is often an aim of instinct, satisfying the body's hunger for food. " Related Psychology Terms PLEASURE PRINCIPLE UNPLEASURE DEATH INSTINCT AGGRESSIVE INSTINCT PARATAXIC DISTORTION ORGAN LANGUAGE ORAL EROTICISM ORAL PERSONALITY OBJECT CATHEXIS PHALLIC STAGE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AIM OF THE INSTINCT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aim-of-the-instinct/ (accessed June 3, 2020).