avoidance-avoidance conflict


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avoidance-avoidance conflict

[ə¦vȯid·əns ə¦void·əns ¦kän‚flikt]
(psychology)
Psychological conflict resulting from the necessity of choosing between two undesirable alternatives.
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"Situational Formality, Personality, and Avoidance-Avoidance Conflict as Causes of Interpersonal Equivocation." Southern Communication Journal 70.4 : 285-300.