REPRESSION-SENSITIZATION

A defense mechanism employed to avoid the arrival of, and having to respond to, threatening stimuli.

REPRESSION-SENSITIZATION: "Repression-sensitization is often employed as a defense mechanism to control or avoid a painful stimulus."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REPRESSION-SENSITIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/repression-sensitization/ (accessed April 1, 2020).
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