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Freudian slip

Any inadvertent verbal or written mistake that reveals, or can be construed as revealing, an unconscious or repressed intention, belief, thought, attitude, etc. Named for the Sigmund Freud, considered the founding father of psychoanalysis, whose work largely focused on the unconscious and repressed elements of the human psyche. He said the wrong woman's name during his wedding ceremony, a Freudian slip that sent the bride-to-be into tears.
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a ˌFreudian ˈslip

a mistake in speaking or writing which shows what you really think or feel about somebody/something: ‘I’ve never loved, I mean I’ve never stopped loving, my mother.’ ‘Was that a Freudian slip?’This is named after Sigmund Freud.
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Horkheimer was clearly concerned about presenting a certain image and a common Institute front in relation to orthodox Freudians who were alarmed at the criticisms of classical psychoanalytic theory presented in Fromm's work.
Fromm's reputation among orthodox Freudians declined even more dramatically in the 1950s when he published numerous popular articles and best-selling books attacking central elements of orthodox Freudian theory (Fromm, 1950; Fromm, 1951; Fromm, 1959; McLaughlin, 1998).
1983 The Repression of Psychoanalysis: Otto Fenichel and the Political Freudians. New York: Basic.
The break between Fromm and the Frankfurt School is explained with reference to both ideational (different interpretations of Freudian theory and the nature of left ideology) as well as institutional factors (competition over resources within the Frankfurt School and the professionalization of psychoanalysis).
He helped to bury Freudian therapy without sacrificing the whole of Freud's theories.
On occasion, he even introduces common criticisms of Freudian ideas, such as the belief that Freudian theory is unscientific, or even worse, pseudo-science.
After covering the basics of Freudian theory, Gabriel presents an intriguing developmental typology of organizations based upon psychoanalytic theory.
Gabriel goes on to explain group dynamics, leadership, organizational culture, and even work in Freudian terms.
One of the strongest criticisms of a psychoanalytic interpretation is the implicit sexism in the Freudian model.
poems which metaphorize the Surrealist quest), meta is not an invitation to some kind of Freudian extrapolation.
Riffaterre's notions underwrite Aurora's combative engagement with Freudian criticism and reward a careful method with solid results.
Not surprisingly then, Freudian theory crept into the underlying assumptions of modern language usage.
May we say that one reason is not so subliminally spelled out in Freudian Slip's name?
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