avoidant


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a·void·ant

 (ə-void′nt)
adj.
Tending to avoid or shun something, especially as a means of coping with anxiety or stress: risk-avoidant behavior; therapies aimed at socially avoidant children.

avoidant

(əˈvɔɪdənt)
adj
(of behaviour) demonstrating a tendency to avoid intimacy or interaction with others
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Parental readers are provided with a background and explanation of the different types of anxiety disorders and will learn how to identify their child's avoidant and safety behaviors--the strategies a child uses to cope with their anxiety, such as repeatedly checking their homework or asking the same questions repeatedly, as well as anxiety triggers that set your child off.
I suffered with depression, avoidant personality disorder, general anxiety and later anorexia nervosa starting when I was dancing but lasting years after I quit.
An individual with higher levels of avoidant and lower levels of anxious attachment may view themselves positively but others negatively and may avoid disappointment in relationships by avoiding intimacy with others.
Thus, in an effort to advance recent literature pertaining to efficacy development, the present study investigated how levels of anxious and avoidant attachment may relate to CDSE, coping efficacy, and overall life satisfaction among college students.
Results from this study indicated that mothers who had smaller decreases in RSA - meaning, less physiological regulation - when they interacted with their distressed infants at 6 months were more likely to have avoidant infants at 12 months.
Results indicated that anxious attachment style was negatively related to interviewing self-efficacy, whereas avoidant attachment style was negatively related to networking, job searching, and personal exploration self-efficacy.
Self-regulation, self-esteem and self-efficacy positively predicted rational and intuitive style and negatively predicted avoidant and spontaneous style.
In the matter of insecure patterns they are defined as disorganized, resistant, and avoidant.
Results of the study show that there was a significant and strong positive correlation between competitive, collaborative, participant, avoidant, dependant and independent learning style and academic achievement scores.
Stoeber, 2004; Thompson, 2003) have identified that avoidant coping is positively associated with test anxiety.
That largely holds true for his prose too, A fascinating, funny portrait of an avoidant, indecisive control freak who's been hooked since age seven on the power of rock'n'roll, it is essential reading for fans.
The study found that majority of the learners with collaborative learning style followed by participant, Independent, competitive, dependant and avoidant learning styles.