A psychological process that involves internalizing some aspect of one’s environment, particularly of the people in that environment.
Example: A boy is berated and beaten by his father. Within a few days, this formerly cheerful child kicks the dog and calls his sister a “stupid, stupid brat!”
Grinnell, R. (2008). Introjection. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 29, 2016, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/introjection/