psychological block


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psychological block

n
(Psychology) See block21
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If winning becomes a habit, then so too does getting beat, what could be regarded as merely one of those things mutating into a significant psychological block.
I think the psychological block is similar to what in sports is known as choking under pressure.
Calling the PM's comment a "cheap" and "sexist" the Congress MP Sushmita Deve said, "The Prime Minister has a psychological block in understanding the role of women in Indian society since he has abandoned his own mother and his own wife." Recalling other instances where the Prime Minister has been accused of making sexist comments, like calling Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's late wife Sunanda Tharoor a "50 crore-rupee girlfriend", Dev said his comments are akin to "cat calls on a street".
We can make a lot of excuses but a psychological block? If I wanted to make an excuse I would say yes but it is not true.
The main psychological block is always at the time of starting the activity.
The Falcons have not won in the league at the Twickenham Stoop since two Michael Stephenson tries handed them a 20-18 triumph 14 years ago, Vickers brushing aside suggestions of a psychological block.
Many people are trying to look for explanations as to why Warren Gatland's side always seem to fall a little short and the theory that has gained most traction is that there is some psychological block that prevents Wales from seeing out a win.
"It might be a bit of a psychological block for them coming up against us again but we are aware anything can happen in a cup tie.
The hoarders all know they have a problem and hate the mess, but face a psychological block when it comes to dealing with their mountains of rubbish.
The only way I can describe it is a psychological block. I have books, read articles, and yet my résumé is dreadful and lacks direction.
The word crisis is not good and is a psychological block," says Provost through an interpreter.
"In Scotland you're lucky but Inverness is the exception and it can be a bit of a psychological block for players.

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