approach-avoidance conflict


approach-avoidance conflict
approach-avoidance conflict n psychological conflict that results when a goal is both desirable and undesirable called also approach-avoidance compare APPROACH-APPROACH CONFLICT, AVOIDANCE-AVOIDANCE CONFLICT

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conflict resulting from a single goal having both desirable and undesirable consequences or qualities.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • approach-avoidance conflict —  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun also approach avoidance : psychological conflict that results when a goal is both desirable and undesirable compare approach approach conflict herein avoidance avoidance conflict herein …   Useful english dictionary

  • avoidance-avoidance conflict — n psychological conflict that results when a choice must be made between two undesirable alternatives compare APPROACH APPROACH CONFLICT, APPROACH AVOIDANCE CONFLICT * * * conflict resulting from the desire to avoid two equally distasteful… …   Medical dictionary

  • avoidance-avoidance conflict —  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : psychological conflict that results when a choice must be made between two undesirable alternatives compare approach approach conflict herein approach avoidance conflict herein …   Useful english dictionary

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  • approach-approach conflict —  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷ noun : psychological conflict that results when a choice must be made between two desirable alternatives compare approach avoidance conflict herein avoidance avoidance conflict herein …   Useful english dictionary

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  • conflict — Tension or stress experienced by an organism when satisfaction of a need, drive, motive, or wish is thwarted by the presence of other attractive or unattractive needs, drives, or motives. approach approach c. a situation of indecision and… …   Medical dictionary


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