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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Participants felt that a warning on each cigarette would prolong the health message as it would be visible when taken from a pack, lit, left in an ashtray, and with each draw, thus making avoidant behaviour more difficult.
On one hand, collective coping and social support were found to reduce academic procrastination as these coping strategies may alleviate stress and enable college students to focus on academic tasks (Lowinger et al., 2016; Kim et al., 2016); on the other hand, online social support was found to be positively associated with internet addiction and to increase academic procrastination (Anam-ul-Malik & Rafiq, 2015), whereas avoidant coping was negatively associated with procrastination (Burns, Dittmann, Nguyen, Mitchelson, 2000).
Based on intrinsic human behavior, seeking the care and support of others when feeling threatened, attachment theory posits three main attachment styles: secure, insecure anxious ambivalent, and insecure avoidant (p.
The authors concluded that approach-oriented coping results in significant positive effects on resilience and PWB and avoidant coping has opposite effects.
BIS and BAS both help to regulate avoidant behaviors.
Medical students of this region face many social problems along with academic stress which further leads to suicidal behaviour.12-14 Coping strategies are cognitive and behavioural efforts that are used to maintain a balance between the internal and external demands upon an individual and to deal with emotional and maladaptive stressors.15,16 Two styles of coping that have been widely used are active and avoidant cop about confronted stress,14 whereas denial, alcohol/drug use, and behavioural detachment are included in avoidant coping strategies.16 However, it has been suggested to study each and every coping strategy to understand a pattern of coping mechanisms of individuals.
Food Refusal and Avoidant Eating in Children, Including Those with Autism Spectrum Conditions: A Practical Guide for Parents and Professionals
IN MY experience, avoidant coping strategies are common in many psychological problems.
Don't bury your head in the sand - try IN MY experience, avoidant coping strategies are common in many psychological problems.
Three types of conflict-management culture (i.e., dominant, collaborative, and avoidant) play different roles in predicting whether or not an employee will be satisfied in his or her job (Choi, 2013).
Mikulincer and Shaver (2015) have provided an extensive review of the ways in which secure, avoidant, and anxious attachment styles manifest themselves in adult romantic relationships.
Conversely, avoidant attachment is characterized by discomfort with intimacy and the perspective that others are unreliable, resulting from a history of unavailable or unresponsive caregivers (Hazan & Shaver, 1987).