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Synonyms for intellectualisation

(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict

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Akratic Failure, Intellectualisation and Cynical Self-Doubt (3)
But while Chrysothemis tries to avoid the memories of what happened six days earlier, Electra consciously faces the facts and employs "intellectualisation" and "rationalisation" in order to deal with the situation, intellectualisation "using intellectual activity to master [the] feelings" and rationalisation "trying to offer rational explanations to justify [the] attitudes, beliefs or behaviour that might otherwise be unacceptable" (Schlebusch 2000:68).
Another reason for the growing relevance of, among others, compounding as a word formation process is the so-called intellectualisation of indigenous languages.
This was not simply an intellectualisation of the relationship between theory and MCC.
And if you feel a degree of understanding and perhaps sympathy, it will be through intellectualisation not manipulative sentimentality.
Last week, he attacked a subject close to my own heart: the intellectualisation of race analysis and its efficacy, or otherwise, in the production of cold, hard cash in the wallet and a warm glow in the cockles.
Expos seem now to be more about interpretation, narrative environments and the intellectualisation of exhibition design; so perhaps the focus of our criticism should shift?
Muscular Christianity gained its momentum during the intellectualisation of new social, behavioural and biological theory.
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