VICARIOUS ENJOYMENT By N., Sam M.S. - 287 the satisfaction one gets as an outcome of another's gains or other positive encounters, frequently due to an identification with this other person. Commonly referred to as vicarious satisfaction. VICARIOUS ENJOYMENT: "Her vicarious enjoyment over her mother having found the child she'd placed for adoption twenty years ago was hard to ignore." Related Psychology Terms ENURESIS (Bed-wetting) A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide AFFECTIONAL DRIVE Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development CHILD PSYCHIATRY ADOLESCENCE (Theories) OVERPROTECTION (“Momlsm”) REGRESSION OEDIPUS COMPLEX (Oedipus Situation) DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "VICARIOUS ENJOYMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vicarious-enjoyment/ (accessed February 1, 2023).