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  • consider
  • But a complete refusal to acknowledge a painful fact-what I consider to be willful ignorance -represents denial only at its most extreme. (psychologytoday.com)
  • A far cry from the stereotypes we sometimes conjure up when imagining addiction, high-functioning addicts (or HFAs, as they're called in psychology and addiction circles) are often successful executives with stable marriages and families who wouldn't, under even the most liberal of definitions, consider their drug and alcohol use an addiction. (altamirarecovery.com)
  • It makes sense why they do so: many psychologists (Freudian and Freud-naysayers alike) consider denial a primitive defense mechanism that we use to protect ourselves (and sometimes the people around us) from emotional harm. (altamirarecovery.com)
  • face
  • Despite the fact that psychologists know a lot about denial, they have never had to face denial on this scale before. (climatedepot.com)
  • Denial, probably the most basic of ego defences, is the simple refusal to admit to certain unacceptable or unmanageable aspects of reality, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. (psychologytoday.com)
  • It is often difficult to verify the existence of an ego defence, but a person's denial in the face of hard evidence to the contrary can easily be spotted by almost anyone else. (psychologytoday.com)
  • 2018
  • Psychology professor Samuel Putnam looks at the issue of culture and personal identity, while political scientist Michael Franz takes stock of political advertising in the 2018 midterm elections. (bowdoin.edu)
  • people
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology Zachary Rothschild is interested in why people get angry about certain things, particularly the moral outrage some people display over a perceived injustice to another. (bowdoin.edu)
  • social
  • Evolutionary psychology demonstrates an innate preference for social learning and 'niche construction' that can help us understand the drive towards direct action and citizen assemblies. (theecologist.org)