SCOTOMIZATION

Theory in psychoanalysis which refers to the mind's ability to erase a traumatic or overwhelming experience, or the inclination to turn a blind eye to unacceptable impulses or memories which might threaten the ego. Mental defense device which may be a type of resistance. Also known as: scotomatization. See also: blind spot.

SCOTOMIZATION: "Women in abusive relationships often practice scotomization."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SCOTOMIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/scotomization/ (accessed February 28, 2021).
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