PREOCCUPATION

noun. In a place of being lost in one's thoughts and self-absorbed, that spans from temporary absent-mindedness to an indication of schizophrenia wherein the person excludes their self from exterior reality and directs their self inward upon the self. Commonly referred to as with thought.

PREOCCUPATION: "The child's preoccupation with her own feces is not a healthy habit, and should be discouraged."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PREOCCUPATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/preoccupation/ (accessed September 3, 2019).
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