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1. A reference to a non-medical movement which is the opposite of psychoanalysis; stressing therapy aimed at restoring useful inhibitions and restoring the id to its rightful place in relation to the ego.
2. The integration of disjointed elements of the psyche or personality; therefore, psychosynthesist, someone who practices or advocates this method.
3. A theoretical effort to reconcile components of the unconscious, including dreams, with the rest of the personality.
4. The combining of individual elements of the mind into a whole, seen in jungian psychology as the constructive approach to understanding the unconscious in terms of preparing for things to come, in contrast to the reductive approach of psychoanalysis, which concerns itself almost exclusively with how the past has determined the present status of mental development.
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