Blocking

By Renée Grinnell

Cessation of thought to avoid confronting an unpleasant idea. Can be conscious or subconscious.

Example: A married woman repeatedly forgets the name of her new boss. Her therapist suggests she may be experiencing an uncomfortable, possibly subconscious attraction to him.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Oct 2008