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"Association" in psychology refers to a connection between conceptual entities or mental states that results from the similarity between those states or their proximity in space or time. The idea stems from Plato and Aristotle, especially with regard to the succession of memories, and it was carried on by philosophers such as John Locke, David Hume, David ...


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Jocasta complex syndrome is what you are referring to. In psychoanalytic analysis, the Jocasta complex is the incestuous sexual desire of a mother towards her son. SOURCE


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Obsessions are defined as intrusive and recurring thoughts that an individual finds disturbing or uncontrollable, and are not a good thing. There is a lay use of the word which means something like "a very strong interest," but it is just that: a perfectly normal if very intense interest, usually with no basis in abnormal psychology.


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When diagnosing Psychological/Psychiatric Disorders, psychologists would consider the extent of the patient's: Deviation from the norm; Distress; Danger to themselves and others; Dsyfunction, i.e. ability for the person to carry out tasks important for everyday functioning in an independent fashion. The current paradigm uses a continuum model for ...



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