THOUGHT AVOIDANCE

the capacity to avoid or not pay attention to unfavorable or dissonant cognitive occurrences. It is a type of psychological defense mechanism in addition to bring a means of therapeutic alteration.

THOUGHT AVOIDANCE: "Thought avoidance isn't something all people are easily capable of."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "THOUGHT AVOIDANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/thought-avoidance/ (accessed May 11, 2021).
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