approach-avoidance conflict

noun

: psychological conflict that results when a goal is both desirable and undesirable

called also approach-avoidance

compare approach-approach conflict, avoidance-avoidance conflict

Dictionary Entries Near approach-avoidance conflict

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“Approach-avoidance conflict.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/approach-avoidance%20conflict. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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