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a situation of indecision and vacillation in which an individual is confronted with a single object or event that has both attractive and unattractive qualities. See: ambivalence.
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approach-avoidance conflictPsychology An intrapersonal conflict characterized by both attraction towards and repulsion from something
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ap·proach-avoid·ance con·flict(ă-prōchă-voydăns konflikt)
State of indecision and vacillation in which someone is confronted with a single object or event with both attractive and unattractive qualities.
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