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negativism

 [neg´ah-tĭ-vizm″]
opposition to suggestion or advice; an attitude or behavior opposite to that appropriate to a specific situation. A tendency to do the opposite of what most people would do under similar circumstances, of what one is told to do, or of what physiologic needs would suggest; e.g., it is not uncommon in catatonic schizophrenia for the patient to feel compelled to lower his arms if asked to raise them or to clench his fists if asked to open his hands.

neg·a·tiv·ism

(neg'ă-tiv-izm),
A tendency to do the opposite of what one is requested to do, or to resist stubbornly for no apparent reason; seen in catatonic states and in toddlers.

negativism

/neg·a·tiv·ism/ (neg´ah-tĭ-vizm″) opposition to suggestion or advice; behavior opposite to that appropriate to a specific situation or against the wishes of others, including direct resistance to efforts to be moved.

negativism

(nĕg′ə-tĭ-vĭz′əm)
n.
1. The practice or habit of being skeptical, critical, or pessimistic, especially toward the views or suggestions of others.
2. Behavior characterized by persistent refusal, without apparent or logical reasons, to act on or carry out suggestions, orders, or instructions of others.

neg′a·tiv·ist n.
neg′a·tiv·is′tic adj.

negativism

[neg′ətiviz′əm]
Etymology: L, negare, to deny
a behavioral attitude characterized by opposition, resistance, the refusal to cooperate with even the most reasonable request, and the tendency to act in a contrary manner. The resulting response may be passive, such as the immobile, rigid postures observed in catatonic schizophrenia, or active, such as in a belligerent, impulsive, or capricious act like lowering the arms when asked to raise them or sitting down when asked to stand.

negativism

Psychiatry
Covert or overt opposition or resistance to external influence, suggestions or advice/
 
Vox populi
Any expression of rebellion or disagreement with a perceived status quo.

neg·a·tiv·ism

(neg'ă-tiv-izm)
1. A tendency to do the opposite of what one is requested to do, or to stubbornly resist for no apparent reason; seen in catatonic states and in toddlers.
2. Pessimism.

Negativism

Behavior characterized by resistance, opposition, and refusal to cooperate with requests, even the most reasonable ones.
Mentioned in: Catatonia
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Table 1 Descriptive Data of Items According to the DSM-IV-TR Criteria Criteria Disorder Total C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 Schizoid 33 9 4 3 4 6 4 3 -- -- Avoidant 46 7 6 6 10 8 5 3 -- -- Depressive 38 13 4 4 2 5 5 4 -- -- Dependent 38 9 6 5 5 3 4 3 3 -- Histrionic 42 7 7 6 5 3 6 4 4 -- Narcissistic 66 10 10 9 8 5 7 8 5 4 Antisocial 54 9 9 6 6 7 7 10 -- -- Sadistic 41 8 7 6 4 3 5 5 3 -- Compulsive 39 6 5 6 8 2 5 4 3 -- Negativistic 37 6 5 4 4 10 5 3 -- -- Masochist 40 8 5 4 4 5 3 7 4 -- Paranoid 31 8 4 5 4 3 3 4 -- -- Schizotypal 43 3 8 4 7 5 5 3 4 3 Borderline 38 8 5 4 4 4 2 3 3 5 Table 2 Prevalence of Disorders in Individuals with Psychiatric Diagnosis Axis Disorders Psychiatric (DSM-IV-TR) Hospital (n=77) Axis I Mood disorders 55 (60.
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Beck and Emery (1985) stated that people with anxiety problems have a pattern of negativistic thinking.
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For example, what does a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD; a pattern of negativistic, hostile, and defiant behavior) tell us besides that a student is displaying undesirable behaviors and a robust intervention is required?
Negativistic behavior is particularly common in children in the latency stage, age 7 to 12 years (Tyson, 1994).
Showing that there had been `a substantial shift in the nature rather than the volume of American perceptions and behaviors towards animals, particularly wildlife' (Kellert, 1985: 31), he summarized the shift as a decline in utilitarian and negativistic attitudes, and a rise in neutralistic and ecologistic attitudes.
After being rejected by his foster family, despite complying with the image cast on him, Genet felt cheated; he had what seemed to him a justified grievance and he became thoroughly negativistic for a double purpose.
Kellert (1996) categorized the value of wildlife into the utilitarian, naturalistic, ecological-scientific, aesthetic, symbolic, dominionistic, humanistic, moralistic, and negativistic scales.