Avoidance-avoidance conflict

Definition

(psychology) A psychological conflict or a situation of indecision and vacillation when an individual has to choose between two undesirable alternatives.


Supplement

Avoidance-avoidance conflict is one of the three major types of conflict described by psychologist Kurt Lewin in 1931. The other two are approach-approach conflict and approach-avoidance conflict.

This conflict involves choosing between undesirable alternatives or outcomes in which a person tends to avoid. For instance, a person who dislikes his job but fears on quitting and unemployment.


Compare: approach-approach conflict, approach-avoidance conflict.


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