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Synonyms for intellectualization

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

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Intellectualization is a process which psychologically binds the instinctual drives in intellectual activities, especially as a measure of control.
The second issue is insufficient development of deductive mechanisms and knowledge representation methods for CS intellectualization.
Perception in this sense is not the result of intellectualization and cannot be achieved by the mind alone.
And yet, with Pennington I turn to an intellectualization that gleans an ideational return to an Africa in the past.
On the one hand, benefitting from an improved education among its rank and file, the trend toward intellectualization of the Protestant Church manifests itself in such phenomena as cultural Christians and university student Christian fellowships.
2) See Zamakhshari Dhofier, "The Intellectualization of Islamic Studies in Indonesia," Indonesia Circle 58 (June, 1992): 19-30
Against Max Weber's assertion that modernity "is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world'" ("Science as a Vocation," 1918), Ross suggests that the world has always been disenchanted and enchanted.
The IDC also adopts a foundational infrastructure management system with high-level of automation and intellectualization that achieves industry-leading standards.
The fusion of culture and entertainment that is taking place today leads not only to a depravation of culture, but inevitably to an intellectualization of amusement.
Lab for Micro Molding and Polymer Rheology, Center for Polymer Processing Equipment and Intellectualization, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, People's Republic of China
Defense mechanisms most used in racial issues include denial or selective attention, rationalization or transference of blame, intellectualization, identification or introjection, and projection (Bartoli & Pyati, 2009).
The readers who will find it most effective are those who care about both art and playfulness, but are deeply enmeshed in professional situations marked by intellectualization, abstraction, and the need for justification, where they find it difficult to simply make art or play.
In personal communication, real-time connection constantly keeps work circles, families and friends linked involving a constant awareness of the state of the other, reducing unnecessary intellectualization and increasing concern.