JOUISSANCE By N., Sam M.S. - 65 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 ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Identifying Relevant Theories and Models ORAL CHARACTER Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) PLEASURE PRINCIPLE EMOTION (Theories) HEARING CANNON, WALTER BRADFORD (1871-1945) SHAKOW, DAVID Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "JOUISSANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/jouissance/ (accessed February 5, 2023).