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tr.v. external·ized, external·izing, external·izes
To project or attribute (inner conflicts or feelings) to external circumstances or causes.

ex·ter′nal·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


1. In surgery, to provide exposure to the outside.
2. In psychiatry, to direct one's inner conflicts to the outside rather than keeping them hidden inside.


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Q. Can I catch pneumonia, if I go outside with wet hair? My Mother used to tell me when I was a kid that if I go outside with wet hair, I will catch pneumonia. Is this true?

A. Are you seiously, Ann? I mean, I'm sure y're wet hair make Pneumonia?...I sorry this is not true.

Q. Is it possible to show external symptoms with a food allergy? The research I've done only mentions irritation of the throat and mouth, wheezing, etc. But is it possible to develop hives and itching on your back, arms, legs, but not have any irritation in your throat, mouth, etc, when you're affected by a food allergy, such as soy? Also, is it possibly a food allergy if the hives take a long time to go away, maybe a day or two?

A. Yes, it is possible. This exact same thing happens to me when I eat avocado products.
My skin whelps up, turn's red and itches like nothing else...
I hope that this helps and good luck with your allergies!

Q. i'm 21 years old, and my penis outer skin covers the shaft. Is it natural to have like that? from my young age the outer skin of my penis covers my shaft, and only a little of the tip is exposed even if i try to pull the skin upwards. Is it natural to have it like that? I've seen in all porn movies and other sex videos that for all those guys the outer skin can be pulled up half the way. Will this affect my sex life?

A. i went through that link. But still i'm not clear. The flash video shown over there is different from what I can see with my penis. In the video the foreskin can be pulled a long way, and the head of the penis is fully exposed. But this doesn't happen with me. Even at erect stage, my head is exposed only a little bit( like in the first part of first picture ). Can someone give more info?

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He set the scene by using a 'migration of identity metaphor', which explored stages in their 'journey to break free from substance misuse': through externalising conversations that looked at their relationships with 'craving', he found that craving had an 'oppressive presence' (2004:17-18).
Broader issues of culture, racism and discrimination associated with the client naming his problem then linking into internalised negative beliefs, came up when Prowell (2000:72) asked his client to think about externalising his 'cocaine addiction'.
Externalisation and externalising conversations were key NT practices used by practitioners, although in many Aboriginal communities, witnessing stories, reflections and retelling the impact of stories heard in definitional ceremonies is also becoming frequent.
Wingard used the NT practice of externalising conversations when working with Aboriginal women in Adelaide to examine the link between sugar and diabetes and its impact on their health.