EXTERNALIZATION

1. defense mechanism where our thoughts and feelings are attributed to the external world. 2. Process of learning to distinguish between yourself and the environment in childhood. 3. Process by which a drive is aroused. 4. Perceptioon that part of our behaviour is attributable to the external world.

EXTERNALIZATION: "We use externalisation as a defence mechanism."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EXTERNALIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/externalization/ (accessed September 28, 2020).
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