REFERENTIAL ATTITUDE

Expectant demeanor found in some subjects with schizophrenia or other psychopathology who may be searching for justification through environmental absolution for their own ideas or delusions of reference.

REFERENTIAL ATTITUDE: "The subject presented a referential attitude in regard to his crimes."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REFERENTIAL ATTITUDE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/referential-attitude/ (accessed November 30, 2020).
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