REPRESSIVE COPING STYLE

Maintenance of an unnaturally positive view through the minimization of problems or misfortunes. Diagnosis occurs when a combination of high scores on a social desirability bias test and low scores on a reported anxiety test coincide. See also: positive illusion.

REPRESSIVE COPING STYLE: "A repressive coping style can be harmful due to its artificially sunny outlook which ignores problems."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REPRESSIVE COPING STYLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/repressive-coping-style/ (accessed November 14, 2019).
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