censor


censor
In psychoanalytic theory, the psychic barrier that prevents certain unconscious thoughts and wishes from coming to consciousness unless they are so cloaked or disguised as to be unrecognizable. [L. a judge, critic, fr. censeo, to value, judge]

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cen·sor 'sen(t)-sər n a hypothetical psychic agency that represses unacceptable notions before they reach consciousness
cen·so·ri·al sen-'sōr-ē-əl, -'sȯr- adj

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n.
(in psychology) the mechanism, postulated by Freud, that suppresses or modifies desires that are inappropriate or feared. The censor is usually regarded as being located in the superego but was also described by Freud as being in the ego itself.

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cen·sor (senґsər) a term used by Freud to refer to the mental faculty that guards the border between the unconscious and preconscious, preventing unconscious thoughts and wishes from coming into consciousness unless disguised, as in dreams. In Freud's later theory, the actions of the censor (displacement, condensation, symbolism, and repression) are considered defense mechanisms of the ego and superego.

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