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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!”

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Introjection. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 24, 2020, from