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Engelsk navneord: reaction formation

1. reaction formation (om proces) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desires and impulses and serve to conceal them


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis strict morality is just a reaction formation to hide his sexual drive.


Mindre specifikke termerdefence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction


Overordnet emneområdepsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology









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