extrapsychic conflict


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conflict

 [kon´flikt]
a mental struggle arising from the clash of incompatible or opposing impulses, wishes, drives, or external demands.
decisional conflict (specify) a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state of uncertainty about the course of action to be taken when choice among competing actions involves risk, loss, or challenge to personal values.
extrapsychic conflict that between the self and the external environment.
intrapsychic conflict conflict between incompatible or opposing wishes, impulses, needs, thoughts, or demands within one's own mind.
parental role conflict a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as experience by a parent of role confusion and conflict in response to crisis. See also parenting.

extrapsychic conflict

[-sī′kik]
Etymology: L, extra + Gk, psyche, mind; L, confligere, to strike together
an emotional conflict that usually occurs when one's inner needs and desires do not coincide with the restrictions of the environment or society. Compare intrapsychic conflict. See also conflict.