transference

Definitions

Media Studies

  • noun in psychoanalytical theory, a patient’s projection of deeply-hidden desires onto their analyst
  • noun the attachment of meanings to signs

Medical

  • noun a condition in which someone transfers to the psychoanalyst the characteristics belonging to a strong character from his or her past such as a parent, and reacts as if the analyst were that person
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