Psychological conflict

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Behavioural conflict
Dissociative disorders
Psychological disturbance
Psychological distress

Personal or psychological conflict refers to a situation in which a person is motivated to engage in two or more mutually exclusive or incompatible activities. It occurs when the overt, verbal, symbolic, or emotional responses required to fulfill one motive are incompatible with those required to fulfill another. Social existence involves a great number of conflicts. The individual in society, subject to the pressures of the groups to which he belongs and the demands of the roles he must play, often experiences personal conflict. The entire process of the socialization of the child can be viewed as a conflict between the individual and society. Clinical studies show that the concept of conflict is particularly significant in the areas of personal adjustment and mental disorder.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST