Glossary C

Catharsis hypothesis is the hypothesis that states that aggressive needs can be satisfied by exhibiting or witnessing aggression . It is the notion that aggressive urges are reduced when people witness or commit real or symbolic acts of aggression.

Catharsis theory refers to the proposition that expressing negative emotions produces a healthy release of those emotions and is therefore good for the psyche
Cathartic method refers to the therapeutic use of verbal expression to release pent-up unconscious conflicts.

Cathartic technique refers to a strategy for reducing aggression by encouraging children to vent their anger or frustrations on inanimate objects.

Cathect means investing psychic energy in a mental representation of a person, behavior , or idea. Infants Cathect in objects that gratify their needs.

Cathexis refers to the process of attaching sexual energy (libido) to an object.

Caudal means toward the rear, away from the head.
Caudate nucleus refers to the nucleus part, a large subcortical structure of the basal ganglia that is involved in carrying the impulses to the thalamus that direct primitive patterns of primitive behavior , such as aggression , sexuality , and bodily excretion