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Identification, Psychological MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Identification, Psychological
Tree Number(s)
F01.393.446
F01.752.747.385
Unique ID
D007062
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007062
Scope Note
A process by which an individual unconsciously endeavors to pattern himself after another. This process is also important in the development of the personality, particularly the superego or conscience, which is modeled largely on the behavior of adult significant others.
Entry Term(s)
Identification (Psychology)
Identification, Psychology
Previous Indexing
Defense Mechanisms (1966-1967)
Personality (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note
2020; was IDENTIFICATION (PSYCHOLOGY) 1968-2019; see DEFENSE MECHANISMS 1963-1967
History Note
2020 (1968); was IDENTIFICATION (PSYCHOLOGY) 1968-2019; use DEFENSE MECHANISMS 1963-1967
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/01/18

No Qualifiers
Identification, Psychological Preferred
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