approach-avoidance conflict


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approach-avoidance conflict

[ə¦prōch ə¦vȯid·əns ¦kän‚flikt]
(psychology)
Psychological conflict that results when a goal has both desirable and undesirable aspects.
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Displacement: Greater Generalization of Approach Than Avoidance in a Generalized Approach-Avoidance Conflict.
This may be viewed as compromising the claim that an approach-avoidance conflict was experienced by any individual participant.
More important, the current experiments are the first to generate an approach-avoidance conflict with human participants by virtue of the derived transfer of functions effect.
This desire of a respectable survival in the society and the disliking for someone, with whom relationship cannot be terminated, seems to be governed by an approach-avoidance conflict.
The simultaneous activation of the BAS and FFFS result in an approach-avoidance conflict, whereby approach and avoidance tendencies are both inhibited by the BIS.
Both Astin (1962) and Heilizer (1964) suggested that for problem drinkers, alcohol-associated cues induce an approach-avoidance conflict.