ESSENCE By N., Sam M.S. - 54 Philosophy. The presumed reality at a things core that makes it what it is and not something else. ESSENCE: "The essence of a human being makes us different from every other mammal." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) EGO PSYCHOTHERAPY AFFECTIONAL DRIVE LASHLEY, KARL SPENCER (1890- 1958) FROMM, ERICH (1900—) JAMES, WILLIAM (1842-1910) DEWEY, JOHN (1859-1952) DIRECT ANALYSIS METAPHYSICS SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ESSENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/essence/ (accessed January 25, 2022).