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cathexis (TA)

(In energy theory) theoretical construct representing psychic energy, postulated by Berne to explain shifts between ego-states; (as proper name) name of institute founded by the Schiffs and of the 'school' of TA which uses their approach.

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Definitions quoted with permission from: Stewart, Ian & Joines, Vann: TA Today: A New Introduction to Transactional Analysis