Idealization

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Idealization Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a portrayal of something as ideal; "the idealization of rural life was very misleading"
  • something that exists only as an idea
  • (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a portrayal of something as ideal; "the idealization of rural life was very misleading" ,
  • (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad ,
  • something that exists only as an idea

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Idealization'


  • Idealization: article is about idealization as defined in the Philosophy of Science. For the term as it is used in psychology, see Idealization and devaluation.
  • Idealization and devaluation: bolstering idealization and devaluation. At this stage idealization is associated with borderline pathology. At the other end of the continuum, idealization is

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