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undoing

 [un-doo´ing]
a defense mechanism aimed at negating or atoning for some disapproved act or impulse by performing an action that is somehow opposite to that feared; most commonly seen in the rituals accompanying obsessive-compulsive disorder.

un·do·ing

(ŭn-dū'ing),
In psychology and psychiatry, an unconscious defense mechanism by which one symbolically acts out in reverse some earlier unacceptable behavior.
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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is at Maryhill Burgh Halls, Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow Today, 3pm, March 25, 26, 28 at 7.30pm.
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They based their final decisions on the following criteria: the success of the local government in effectively identifying the needs and assets of the community; the degree to which the program is innovative; the success of the local government in planning and implementing their program; the extent to which the program produced measurable benefits for the general community, the local government, and the various city agencies they serve; the degree to which the program has applicability to other communities; the degree to which the local government made plans to ensure that cities will continue their efforts aimed at undoing racism; and the degree to which the local government has used local and national networks to share ideas, information, best practices and outcomes.
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