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

First Known Use of pleasure principle

1856


Medical Dictionary

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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