DISSOCIATED STATE By N., Sam M.S. - 6 A reaction to a traumatic event where the person splits up elements of the event so as to deal with it better. See double dissociation. DISSOCIATED STATE: "A dissociated state helps us deal with traumatic events by repressing the worst parts." Related Psychology Terms DREAM-STATE (D-STATE, REM- STATE) CANNON, WALTER BRADFORD (1871-1945) CIVILIAN CATASTROPHE REACTIONS Dissociative Identity Disorder SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) REACTION TIME (Response Latency) DEFENSE MECHANISM (Ego Defense Mechanism) PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGIC DISORDERS (GENERAL) JANET, PIERRE MARIE FELIX (1859-1947) DISSOCIATION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DISSOCIATED STATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dissociated-state/ (accessed November 30, 2021).