TOPDOG

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noun. a group of internal moral principles or rules of conduct which generate anxiety and conflict within the person whenever they are not satisfied or carried out. The is an ego state of superiority to the underdog.

TOPDOG: "The top dog concept was founded by Frederick R. Peris, a German-American psychiatrist."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "TOPDOG," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/topdog/ (accessed January 27, 2023).

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