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psychoanalysis

noun [U]     /ˌsaɪ.kəʊ.əˈnæl.ə.sɪs/ US  /-koʊ-/
any of a number of the theories of the human personality , which attempt to examine a person's unconscious mind to discover the hidden causes of their mental problems : Sigmund Freud is known as the father of psychoanalysis.Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personalityMind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
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