Splitting (psychology)  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

(Redirected from Black and white thinking)
Jump to: navigation, search

Related e

Google
Wikipedia
Wiktionary
Wiki Commons
Wikisource
YouTube
Shop


Featured:
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Enlarge
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Splitting (also called all-or-nothing thinking in cognitive distortion) may mean two things: splitting of the mind, and splitting of mental concepts (or black and white thinking). The latter is thinking purely in extremes (e.g., good versus bad, powerful versus defenseless, and so on), and as such can be seen as a developmental stage and as a defence mechanism. In psychoanalysis, there are the concepts of splitting of the self as well as splitting of the ego.

See also




Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Splitting (psychology)" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on original research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools