BUFFERING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. The social support protection to a person in stressful situations. 2. Industrial and organisation theory where an organisation protects its operations from all uncertainties. BUFFERING: "Joe's family provided the buffering effect he needed." Related Psychology Terms BUFFERING SOCIAL SELF SOCIAL AGE (SA) INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF PSYCHOLOGISTS ASSIMILATION DECENTRALIZED ORGANIZATION CAMARADERIE DOMAIN IDENTIFICATION FLIGHT INTO ILLNESS SOCIAL ANXIETY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BUFFERING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/buffering-2/ (accessed August 8, 2020).