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fixation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Psychology, psychiatry
fixationfix‧a‧tion /fɪkˈseɪʃən/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 OBSESSIONa very strong interest in or love for someone or something, that is not natural or healthyfixation on/with/about 🔊 Carlo has an absolute fixation with the royal family. 🔊 a mother fixation2 technicalMP a kind of mental illness in which someone’s mind or emotions stop developing
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fixationSkill learning falls into three phases: cognitive, fixation and autonomous.This shows the limiting effects of fixations to primitive levels of development, engaged in out of fear.Little Red Cap, who has outgrown her oral fixation, no longer has any destructive oral desires.our fixation with diet and fitnessThe killing was the result of Dougherty's four year fixation with a co-worker who would not date him, fixation on/with/aboutIn doing so he is confusing carbon fixation with the fate of phytoplankton.Most of these have an almost Freudian fixation on food and cleanliness.She wondered if her fixation with Ace was because in her mind the two of them were inextricably linked.Despite his later fixation with relationships, Gedge's first song on record did not deal with the subject.Getting stuck in the phallic phase is little progress over fixation on the oral phase.But, ah, what might have been, if we did not have this political fixation on reducing or eliminating deficits.Consequently, this fixation on the earliest, nurturing and nutritive superego-precursor seems increasingly to express itself in the form of drug-addiction.Your body has expressed its need through this fixation on the nearest man.
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