Freud's theory that when it comes to mental processes, there is a qualitative and quantitative quality when it comes to their psychic energy. Processes such as tensions and pleasures can be evaluated as to the amounts of psychic energy attached to them at any given time.

QUANTITATIVE APPROACH: "Quantitative Approach in a Freudian theory."
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