SATISFACTION OF INSTINCTS

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Any meeting of basic needs (hunger, thirst, sex, or aggression) which eliminates anxiety and displeasure while restoring the organism to balance. Can occur on a subconscious, preconscious, or conscious level. Also known as: gratification of instincts. See also: libido.

SATISFACTION OF INSTINCTS: "Satisfaction of instincts leads to a lower level of stress in an organism."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SATISFACTION OF INSTINCTS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/satisfaction-of-instincts/ (accessed June 30, 2022).

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