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What is... psychology series

What is… Repression and Suppression

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's terms are repression and suppression. This is a follow-up to a recent post on defense mechanisms, which are based on the work of Sigmund Freud.  Suppression and repression are both examples of defense mechanisms, and they serve the purpose of… Continue reading What is… Repression and Suppression

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What is... psychology series

What is… psychodynamic psychotherapy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is psychodynamic psychotherapy. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a type of talk therapy that does a deep dive into the past to help uncover what's going on in the unconscious mind in order to figure out problems in the person's… Continue reading What is… psychodynamic psychotherapy