deindividuation

(redirected from Deindividualization)
Also found in: Medical.
Related to Deindividualization: groupthink

deindividuation

(diːˌɪndɪvɪdjʊˈeɪʃən)
n
(Psychology) psychol the loss of a person's sense of individuality and personal responsibility
References in periodicals archive ?
In light of the sharp condemnation of vernacular craftsmanship as well as the motifs of folk art by many twentieth-century avant-gardes, Angell's interest in traditional crafts--which he shares with colleagues such as Andrea Buttner--reads as a reevaluation of the modernist tradition and its elitist aspirations: It is, in effect, a call for the democratization and deindividualization of art.
Perhaps the specter of deindividualization in the soul-killing suffering sparks a propensity to dream of the gulls, the sail, the seas, and the urge to look down, over the window.
AESTHETIC CONTEMPLATION AS DEINDIVIDUALIZATION OF THE SUBJECT IN SCHOPENHAUER
The widespread committal of young people to reformatories after 1900 led, in spite of sustained efforts to professionalize education in these institutions, to a progressive deindividualization of youth welfare.
Underlying this was the concept of deindividualization, where as people grow psychologically and physically further from the person they are in communication with, there is a higher likelihood of lying.
As Bruce Robbins notes, nowhere does the corporation--the most potent symbol of early-twentieth-century deindividualization and economic disempowerment--figure into the plot (125 n11).