Definition of Intellectualization

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


Definition of Intellectualization

1. Noun. the act or process of intellectualizing ¹

2. Noun. an instance of such a process ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Intellectualization

1. An unconscious defense mechanism in which reasoning, logic, or focusing on and verbalizing intellectual minutiae is used in an attempt to avoid confrontation with an objectionable impulse, affect, or interpersonal situation. Origin: L. Intellectus, perception, discernment (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Intellectualization

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bergson and Personal Realism by Ralph Tyler Flewelling (1920)
"... as against intellectualization, one cannot overlook the results of French romanticism with its great emphasis on the value of the psychological reaction ..."

2. The History and Power of Mind by Richard Ingalese (1920)
"There may be what we call intellectualization of a very high order and yet it ... intellectualization without intuition is a still lighter shade and a wise ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1918)
"Conditions Favoring the Report of Mixed Feelings 262 Distinction between Meaning and Feeling; Confusion between Meaning and Feeling. intellectualization ..."

4. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"All this represents that consistent intellectualization of nature-myth, which finds one of its earliest expressions in the replacing of immanent ..."

5. The Contemporary Review (1873)
"A superficial intellectualization is to be secured at the cost of a deep-seated demoralization. Few, I suppose, will deliberately assert that information is ..."

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