Energy psychology

In human thermodynamics, energy psychology, or Freud’s “psychical energy model” as the subject was described by English child psychologist John Bowlby, is the study of how energy, particularly in its stored latent mental forms, relates to human behavior and psychological phenomenon. [1]

The term “energy psychology” is a near-synonym for psychodynamics, dynamic psychology, and psychological thermodynamics, in a modern sense.

To note, only those writings that model the mind as a thermodynamic system, as typified by the theories of Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud are true versions of what one would correctly define as energy psychology. The 2001 How to Manage Your Dick, by American psychology-philosopher Sean O’Reilly might be a representative modern example of energy psychology, in a general sense. [2]

Often is the case, however, that one will come across many new age types of “energy psychologies, often mixed with Eastern philosophies, that have little to do with actual physics or thermodynamics.

See also
‚óŹ Evolutionary psychology

References
1. Bowlby, John (1969). Attachment and Loss: Volume I (pgs. 13-23). Basic Books.
2. O’Reilly, Sean. (2001). How to Manage Your Dick: Destructive Impulses with Cyber-kinetics: Redirect Sexual Energy and Discover your More Spiritually Enlightened, Evolved Self (ch. 7: Entropy and Your Dong, pgs. 47-56). Travelers’ Tales.

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