Intellectualization

Science / Psychiatry / Intellectualization: A mental mechanism in which the person engages in excessive abstract thinking to avoid confrontation with conflicts or disturbing feelings.

Detachment

Science / Psychiatry / Detachment: A behavior pattern characterized by general aloofness in interpersonal contact; may include intellectualization, denial, and superficiality. MORE

Secondary Process

Science / Psychiatry / Secondary Process: In psychoanalytic theory, mental activity and thinking characteristic of the ego and influenced by the demands of the environment. Characterized by organization, systematization, intellectualization, MORE

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