DUAL INSTINCT THEORY By N., Sam M.S. - 10 Psychoanalytic theory. Life is governed by 2 opposing forces life instinct and death instinct. DUAL INSTINCT THEORY: "Dual instinct theory looks at Eros and Thanatos as life and death instincts." Related Psychology Terms FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) Identifying Relevant Theories and Models DESTRUDO Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development EXOTIC PSYCHOSES SEXUAL INSTINCT 1 Ethics and Legal Course: Landmark Legal Case FROMM, ERICH (1900—) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DUAL INSTINCT THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dual-instinct-theory/ (accessed November 27, 2021).