intellectualization definition

  • noun:
    • Psychology The act or procedure for intellectualizing.
    • therapy An unconscious method of safeguarding yourself through the emotional panic and anxiety of confronting painful individual worries or problems by exorbitant reasoning.
    • the work or procedure of intellectualizing
    • an example of these a procedure
    • A making intellectual; improvement the intellect. Additionally spelled intellectualisation.
    • (psychiatry) a defense process that uses reasoning to filter out psychological stress and conflict

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