Self-regulation of the Psyche

Self-regulation of the psyche. A concept based on the compensatory relationship between consciousness and the unconscious. (See also adaptation, compensation, neurosis, opposites and transcendent function.) The psyche does not merely react, it gives its own specific answer to the influences at work upon it. [“Some Crucial Points in Psychoanalysis,” CW 4, par. 665.] The process … Continue reading Self-regulation of the Psyche