n. refers to a marked failure to engage in goal-directed behavior. This occasionally occurs in severe major depressive episodes.

AVOLITION: "A person struggling with avolition would likely fail to engage in any types of goal-directed behaviors."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AVOLITION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/avolition/ (accessed May 18, 2021).