ECONOMIC MODEL

Psychoanalytic theory. The view that the psyche can be explained in terms of the distribution of psychic energy associated with a particular mental state or process. Compare dynamic model- topographic model.

ECONOMIC MODEL: "The economic model is used in psychoanalytical theory to explain energy distribution in our psyche."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ECONOMIC MODEL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/economic-model/ (accessed June 25, 2017).
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