Avoidance-approach conflict

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Avoidance-approach conflict is a conflict between a desire to approach an object or situation that has some positive value and a desire to avoid that object or situation because it has been associated with harm.

According to traditional learning theory, this conflict is a root of anxiety.

Sources

Abnormal Psychology, Rosenhan & Seligman, 1984

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