United Kingdom  

Denial

Psychological defense mechanism postulated by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud; refusal to accept some aspect of reality

Denial    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Denial: Psychological defense mechanism postulated by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud; refusal to accept some aspect of reality
Denial, in ordinary English usage, is asserting that a statement or allegation is not true. The same word, and also abnegation, is used for a psychological defense mechanism postulated by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence. An individual that exhibits such behavior is described as a denialist or true believer. Denial also could mean denying the happening of an event or the reliability of information, which can lead to a feeling of aloofness and to the ignoring of possibly beneficial information.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


Tories accused of 'denial' and 'deceit' by Muslim Council of Britain as Sajid Javid defends Boris Johnson over Islamophobic comments

Muslim organisation renews Tory criticism while offering support to the Jewish community over Labour's handling of antisemitism
Independent - Published

Search this site and the web: