1. a mental style marked by a propensity to follow what is already acknowledged, considered to be, or believed in. It contrasts with uncertainty orientation, that is the propensity to look for new data and ideas and to revel in investigating and mastering uncertainty. 2. an intolerance of ambiguity or uncertainty and a psychological requirement for official guidelines.

UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE: "The concept of uncertainty avoidance was explained by Geert Hofstede, a Dutch cultural psychologist."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/uncertainty-avoidance/ (accessed January 23, 2021).