POSTURING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. the taking on of an odd or inappropriate bodily position or outlook for an extended period of time. It is often seen in catatonia. POSTURING: "Actors often engage in posturing in horror films for added effect." Related Psychology Terms CRYSTALLIZATION PERSPECTIVE NONATTITUDC UTILITARIAN FUNCTION OF AN ATTITUDE MATERIALIZATION POSTURE DETERMINISM OPINION PREJUDICE OCULOGYRIC CRISIS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSTURING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/posturing/ (accessed February 25, 2021).