in the context of psychoanalytic theory, it is the use the sexual and aggressive energy in problem solving, creative imagination, scientific inquiry instead of sexual gratification of the instincts.

NEUTRALIZATION: "Looking at psychoanalytic theory, neutralization occurs through the use of sexual and aggressive energy in the processes of problem solving and creative imagination."
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