POSTURING By N., Sam M.S. - 10 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 ADOLESCENCE (Theories) ODDITY METHOD SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) LEARNING ADDS GESELL, ARNOLD LUCIUS (1880- 1961) Dissociative Identity Disorder A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY DECEREBRATE RIGIDITY PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "POSTURING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/posturing/ (accessed November 29, 2021).