ego psychology

noun

Definition of ego psychology

: the study of the ego especially with regard to mechanisms of defense, transference, reality-testing, and attainment of the ego ideal

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“Ego psychology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ego%20psychology. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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