ELAN VITAL By N., Sam M.S. - 21 The vital force of energy that animates a living thing as described by Henri Bergson, 1859-1941, that propels life through evolution. Also called life force. ELAN VITAL: "Elan vital is the life force in all living things." Related Psychology Terms VITALISM ORGONE THERAPY (Vegetother- apy) JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) STIMULUS (literally “goad”) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) DARWIN, CHARLES ROBERT CANNON, WALTER BRADFORD (1871-1945) PMDD: Can It Be Cured? FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) FROMM, ERICH (1900—) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ELAN VITAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/elan-vital/ (accessed July 3, 2022).