intrapsychic 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.

intrapsychic conflict

[-sī′kik]
Etymology: L, intra + Gk, psyche, mind
an emotional clash of opposing impulses within oneself, for example, of the id versus the ego or the ego versus the superego. See also conflict.
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In many ways the myth represents the tension that Greek men felt in trying to resolve matrifocal and intrapsychic conflicts, chiefly the possibility of doing away with the characteristics they labeled as feminine chaos--passion, generativity, connection with others.
Next, I explained how intrapsychic conflicts originate, that anxiety is a symptom of unresolved psychological conflict, and how conflict and anxiety are mediated by a range of psychological defense mechanisms: Immature, maladaptive defense mechanisms attempt to deny and eliminate anxiety and conflict and often cause underachievement, self-destructive behavior, and psychological symptoms; mature, adaptive defense mechanisms, on the other hand, help conflicts become challenges that encourage the full use of gifted potential for consistent, creative, and positive accomplishments (Vaillant, 1971, 2000).
There should be no oversimplification of the complexities, contradictions, and the kaleidoscopically variable intrapsychic conflicts that are involved in the relationship of talent and genius to mental illness.
Having received some training, they are presumably somewhat less disposed to act out their intrapsychic conflicts with the charge.
Blazina argues that harsh and restrictive socialization, which is a normative part of the disidentification process, leaves the masculine self-fragmented as a way of keeping intrapsychic conflicts about achieving masculine status apart.
It has been argued that unacceptable wishes and intrapsychic conflicts create anxiety and, hence, are repressed.
Then I moved forward in this model, rather than engaging in a lengthy exploration of interpersonal and intrapsychic conflicts consistent with those "archaeological digs," that so often pass for the only kind of therapy there is.