[History of the theory of psychic energy].


The notion of energy became dominant in physics around 1850. It was transferred into psychology by Th. Fechner, W. Wundt, F. Nietzsche and others. For S. Freud and his pupils it became basic. During the last decades it has turned marginal. 


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@article{Ackerknecht1984HistoryOT, title={[History of the theory of psychic energy].}, author={Erwin H. Ackerknecht}, journal={Schweizer Archiv fur Neurologie, Neurochirurgie und Psychiatrie = Archives suisses de neurologie, neurochirurgie et de psychiatrie}, year={1984}, volume={135 2}, pages={181-5} }