CONSCIOUS RESISTANCE

with regard to psychoanalysis, a client's willful retainment of unaware information that has just surfaced due to worry of rejection, shame, or not trusting the examiner.

CONSCIOUS RESISTANCE: "Some adults who suffered from sexual abuse as child will repress such memories and then employ conscious resistance when they surface as an adult."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONSCIOUS RESISTANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/conscious-resistance/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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