NEUTRALIZATION

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."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "NEUTRALIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/neutralization/ (accessed April 23, 2018).
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