Etymology
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introjection (n.)

1856, in medicine, from intro- "on the inside, within" + stem abstracted from projection, interjection. In philosophical (1892) and psychoanalytical (1911) uses, from German introjektion; in the former sense the coinage is credited to Swiss-German philosopher Richard Avenarius (1843-1896), in the latter Sándor Ferenczi (1873-1933).

updated on March 07, 2016

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Definitions of introjection from WordNet

introjection (n.)
(psychoanalysis) the internalization of the parent figures and their values; leads to the formation of the superego;
introjection (n.)
(psychology) unconscious internalization of aspects of the world (especially aspects of persons) within the self in such a way that the internalized representation takes over the psychological functions of the external objects;
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