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unconscious motive

 a termused to describe that much of (motivated)behaviour is a result of influences outside our conscious awareness, and manifests in defencemechanisms or other symbolic ways.

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July 28th 2021

behavioural therapy

 a form of treatmentthat aims to change behaviour by means of systematic desensitisation, behaviour modification, or aversiontherapy.