FREE ENERGY By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 Psychoanalytic theory. the psychic and mobile energy that is located in the id and is associated with primary processes. Compare bound energy. FREE ENERGY: "Free energy is a mobile energy." Related Psychology Terms BOUND ENERGY QUANTITATIVE APPROACH CATHEXIS BOUND ENERGY ECONOMIC MODEL OBJECT CHOICE ANTICATHEXIS PSYCHIC ENERGY FRUSTRATION OBJECT CATHEXIS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FREE ENERGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-energy/ (accessed September 17, 2021).