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Introjection is a psychological process where the subject replicates in itself behaviors, attributes or other fragments of the surrounding world, especially of other subjects. Cognate concepts are identification, incorporation and internalization. To internalize is to put something inside of borders where it did not originally belong. ...


According to the psychoanalyst Freud, the ego and the superego are constructed by introjecting external behavioral patterns into the subject's own persona. Sigmund Freud His famous couch Sigmund Freud (May 6, 1856 - September 23, 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology, a movement that popularized the theory that unconscious motives control much behavior. ... eGO is a company that builds electric motor scooters which are becoming popular for urban transportation and vacation use. ... In his theory of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud sought to explain how the unconscious mind operates by proposing that it has a particular structure. ...


Introjection is also the name of a defence mechanism, which handles threats from the outside that can potentially cause anxiety by infolding them into the internal world of the subject, where they can be neutralized or alleviated. More specifically introjection means incorporating attributes, attitudes or qualities of an absent person of high significance (for example, mother gone to work or relative gone to heaven) into oneself. Defence mechanisms (British spelling; Defense mechanisms in American English) are a set of unconscious way to protect ones personality from unpleasant thoughts and realities which may otherwise cause anxiety. ...


One example often used is when a child envelops representational images of his absent parents into himself, simultaneously fusing them with his own personality.


Also the name of a song by the trance artist, Paul Van Dyk.


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Projection and Introjection (303 words)
Introjection is not as primitive as incorporation, as it often involved drawing an object in, but not incorporating it into the body.
Introjective identification is the taking in of someone else's good objects.
Introjection is thus 'input' into the internal world from the outer world.
Introjection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (187 words)
Introjection is a psychological process where the subject replicates in itself behaviors, attributes or other fragments of the surrounding world, especially of other subjects.
Introjection is also the name of a defence mechanism, which handles threats from the outside that can potentially cause anxiety by infolding them into the internal world of the subject, where they can be neutralized or alleviated.
More specifically introjection means incorporating attributes, attitudes or qualities of an absent person of high significance (for example, mother gone to work or relative gone to heaven) into oneself.
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