REPRESSION

Psychological act of excluding impulses or desires from consciousness. Exclusion of a specific event from the memory and having no conscious recollection of it. May also play a part in denial or other forms of mental defense, whereby a subject may avoid unpleasant or hurtful realities by repressing and negating those realities.

REPRESSION: "Repression is common in victims of sexual abuse."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REPRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/repression/ (accessed June 24, 2019).
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