neo-Freudian

adjective, often capitalized N
neo-Freud·​ian | \ ˌnē-ō-ˈfrȯi-dē-ən How to pronounce neo-Freudian (audio) \

Definition of neo-Freudian

: of or relating to a school of psychoanalysis that differs from Freudian orthodoxy in emphasizing the importance of social and cultural factors in the development of an individual's personality

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neo-Freudian noun, often capitalized N

First Known Use of neo-Freudian

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Neo-Freudian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neo-Freudian. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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neo-Freudian

adjective, often capitalized N
neo-Freud·​ian | \ -ˈfrȯid-ē-ən How to pronounce neo-Freudian (audio) \

Medical Definition of neo-Freudian

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: of or relating to a school of psychoanalysis that differs from Freudian orthodoxy in emphasizing the importance of social and cultural factors in the development of an individual's personality

neo-Freudian

noun, often capitalized N

Medical Definition of neo-Freudian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a member of or advocate of a neo-Freudian school of psychoanalysis

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