• anonymous
Making a vow of celibacy was difficult for Andrew when he became a priest, but he remained true to his vow. On his 25th anniversary, the congregation held a reception and displayed several pieces of liturgical art that Andrew had created over the past two decades. According to Freud, Andrew’s artistic creations might be the result of?
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  • anonymous
It sounds like "sublimation." "Sublimation" is where we behave in socially-acceptable ways, in order to help us deal with our feelings and impulses. Let's say that I'm really angry at someone. I could get a gun and put a bullet in this person's head. But that wouldn't be very socially acceptable, would it? So, instead, I choose to swallow my anger, and read some magazines to distract myself. THAT would be much more socially acceptable. That is "sublimation."

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