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Guilt
Guilt is both a religious concept and a fundamental issue in psychotherapy within the psychodynamic tradition.


A core notion of psychodynamic psychotherapy is that 'psychic guilt' exists in the human who has a conscience as the result of having a responsible attitude to life.

Such 'psychic guilt' acts as the foundation of consciousness.

The great question is often whether the guilt is justified at all, and if so how much.

See also Superego.
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