SECURITY

Feelings of basic safety, assurance, and independence from alarm. In psychology, is regarded to be engendered by such conditions as a comforting, approving support system of family and friends; progression of age-appropriate abilities and competencies; and occurrences that boost ego sturdiness. The development of in the psychotherapeutic context (most often referred to as trust) is noted as a mediating objective that promotes free evaluation of psychological and behavioral difficulties and is considered to be an important part of a solid and healthful therapist-patient association.

SECURITY: "Infants respond to having a sense of security."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SECURITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/security/ (accessed August 3, 2019).
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