Transference in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Transference

a psychological phenomenon in which an individual redirects emotions and feelings from one person to another

Examples of Transference in a sentence

In a transference roleplay, the therapist pretended to be the client’s mother and let her act out her feelings of anger.  🔊

Paternal transference caused the wife to take out feelings of resentment she had for her father on her husband.  🔊

Demonstrating psychological transference, the traumatized girl often projected her feelings of sadness onto her siblings.  🔊

When transference happens in therapy, the person under emotional distress will direct their strong emotions onto the counselor.  🔊

The girl’s annoying classmate irritated her like her younger sister, so transference of her fury happened daily.  🔊

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