PRIMAL SADISM

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The theory that the death instinct has an aspect that mirrors masochism and remains in the individual as part of the libido and partially with the self as object

PRIMAL SADISM: "According to Freud, primal sadism is masochism turned on the outside world."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PRIMAL SADISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primal-sadism/ (accessed December 9, 2022).

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