INTERNALIZATION

1. Unconscious mental process where characteristics, beliefs, feelings and attitudes of other people are assimilated into your own self. 2. Psychoanalytic theory. Process used to incorporate an object relationship into the psyche.

INTERNALIZATION: "Internalisation is assimilating other peoples' ideas into your own."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "INTERNALIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/internalization/ (accessed December 9, 2019).
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