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Noun1.intellectualisation - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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I specifically demonstrate that Coetzee's texts present cynical self-doubt as an intellectualisation of akratic failure (weakness of will).
Intellectualisation and rationalisation appeals to the authority of tradition and revelation.
We have to shift the focus from intellectualisation and hypothesising to action and delivering results, and this must be driven from within industry," he said.
Unusually you're on your feet immediately, describing the play in the space rather than discussing it, which is another way of doing things - intellectualisation then practising - but with Stephen it's practising from the word go.
According to Dr Padmaraju, nurses and social workers employ intellectualisation, a defence mechanism whereby reasoning is used to stop the confrontation of emotional stress.
14) Various cognitive processes, which aim to decrease stress, such as refusal, isolation, intellectualisation etc, have been determined.

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