SELECTIVE SILENCE

41

In psychoanalysis, extended hush implemented by the counselor to produce anxiety which could motivate the patient to talk, consequently starting or resuming conversation in a session.

SELECTIVE SILENCE: "The psychiatrist employed selective silence to get the patient to talk."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELECTIVE SILENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selective-silence/ (accessed June 30, 2022).

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here