theory of antecedent conflicts

theory of antecedent conflicts

[′thē·ə·rē əv ‚ant·i′sēd·ənt ′kän‚fliks]
(psychology)
A theory that the effects of an emotionally disturbing event in adult life may be greatly multiplied through the conditioning or sensitizing effects of the vicissitudes of early life.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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