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."
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