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refers to a specific conflict situation where there are two equally objectionable alternatives. For example, this type of conflict occurs when an individual must choose between unemployment or a salary cut. Also known as double-avoidance conflict. Compare with approach-approach conflict- approach-avoidance conflict.

AVOIDANCE-AVOIDANCE CONFLICT: "A person may be engaged in an avoidance-avoidance conflict if he or she is faced with the choice of a mastectomy or radiation treatment to combat breast cancer."

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