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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AVOIDANCE-AVOIDANCE CONFLICT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/avoidance-avoidance-conflict/ (accessed September 24, 2021).