pleasure principle

noun

Definition of pleasure principle

: a tendency for individual behavior to be directed toward immediate satisfaction of instinctual drives and immediate relief from pain or discomfort

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1856

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pleasure principle

noun \ ˈple-zhər-ˌ \

medical Definition of pleasure principle

: a tendency for individual behavior to be directed toward immediate satisfaction of instinctual drives and immediate relief from pain or discomfort — compare reality principle

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