verb[with object] (usually be externalized)
- 1Give external existence or form to: elements of the internal construction were externalized onto the facadeMore example sentences
- This is a man who's tried to manage internal chaos by externalizing it.
- If there are eventually technologies that externalize internal states, who has a right to access that information?
- And the director's objective of externalising the internal proves to be absolutely pivotal.
- 1.1Express (a thought or feeling) in words or actions: an urgent need to externalize the experienceMore example sentences
- Indonesians are trained to cope with stressful interpersonal situations in an entirely different way to Westerners, who, for the most part, are encouraged to externalize their thoughts, opinions, or frustrations.
- Women think of suicide more than men as women suffer more from depression but women are more likely to externalise their emotions than men.
- Gould and Shatzy share a talent for telling stories, another coping mechanism for externalizing their fears.
- 1.2 Psychology Project (a mental image or process) onto a figure outside oneself: such neuroses are externalized as interpersonal conflictsMore example sentences
- Hierarchical multiple regression analyses were conducted for the measures of internalizing problems, prosocial competence, and externalizing problems.
- This integrated model explains how some couples use the defenses of splitting and projective identification to externalize and transpose internal conflicts into interpersonal conflicts in five common marital dances.
- In the language of psychology, they externalize blame.
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- In particular we want to look at the ways in which technology serves as an enhancement or extension of existing human capacities - as an externalization of sensory and motor organs.
- Most likely, it represents the externalisation of personal guilt.
- It's a piece summarising psychological experiments that demonstrate externalisation as a coping strategy.
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