RESTRAINT By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Capacity to impede harmful or objectionable behaviors. Applying discipline measures to arrest violence in patients seeking to harm themselves or others. RESTRAINT: "She showed restraint in the courtroom." Related Psychology Terms VOIR DIRE SPIROMETER BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE APNEA (APNOEA) CASUALTY ATTACK BEHAVIOR TRAINING ANALYSIS MAXIMUM-SECURITY UNIT STRUCTURED OBSERVATIONAL MEASURES AGGRESSION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RESTRAINT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/restraint/ (accessed October 17, 2019).