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.
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.
These authors try to establish formal properties of buildings that might reflect the ways in which personal contact and proximity between individuals or social groups is encouraged or inhibited, that is, the approach-avoidance conflict and interpersonal attitudes.
Both Astin (1962) and Heilizer (1964) suggested that for problem drinkers, alcohol-associated cues induce an approach-avoidance conflict.