RESISTANCE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Act or instance of resisting; having the ability to resist. In psychology, the process by which the ego refuses to recall experiences which produce anxiety. RESISTANCE: "Her resistance to rehabilitation was extraordinary." Related Psychology Terms BODY POSITIONING PRODUCTIVITY SEDATIVE, HYPNOTIC, AND ANXIOLYTIC DRUGS DISSOCIATIVE AMNESIA BROWN-PETERSON DISTRACTOR TECHNIQUE SUPEREGO ANXIETY BECK ANXIETY INVENTORY (BAD) FRAME OF REFERENCE REMINISCENCE GEROPSYCHOLOGY Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "RESISTANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/resistance/ (accessed January 19, 2019).