JOUISSANCE By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 enjoyment or pleasure that's something more than mere satisfaction of instincts. Such pleasure is seen as subversive and destabilizing force. JOUISSANCE: "Jouissance is the theory of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan 1901-1981." Related Psychology Terms PLEASURE PRINCIPLE JOIE DE VIVRE INTRINSIC REWARD BEAUTY FUNCTION PLEASURE CONFIRMATION VICARIOUS ENJOYMENT SELF-DEFEATING PERSONALITY DISORDER SEXUALITY MILITARY STRESS MODELS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "JOUISSANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/jouissance/ (accessed October 15, 2019).