SYMPTOM FORMATION By N., Sam M.S. - 2 Psychoanalytic theory. Developing a somatic or behavioural manifestation from an unconscious impulse that provokes anxiety. SYMPTOM FORMATION: "Symptom formation can provoke anxiety." Related Psychology Terms Comparison of Assessment Tools JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) Identifying Relevant Theories and Models FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) EMOTION (Theories) BODY LANGUAGE (Organ Language) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) INHIBITION SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SYMPTOM FORMATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/symptom-formation/ (accessed August 13, 2022).