INTERNAL FRUSTRATION By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 Psychoanalytic theory. the term applied to the denial of gratification of instinctual impulses due to internal factors such as the superego, as opposed to external factors. INTERNAL FRUSTRATION: "Internal frustration is based on internal factors not external." Related Psychology Terms UNPLEASURE GROUP SUPEREGO INTROJECTION PLEASURE PRINCIPLE FOCUS OF ATTENTION ANT ILIHIDINAL EGO AUTOCHTHONOUS GESTALT FRUSTRATION INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT PRIMARY REPRESSION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "INTERNAL FRUSTRATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/internal-frustration/ (accessed September 21, 2019).