double bind
noun Date: 1956 a psychological predicament in which a person receives from a single source conflicting messages that allow no appropriate response to be made; broadly dilemma 2

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  • double bind — double binds N COUNT: usu sing If you are in a double bind, you are in a very difficult situation, because whatever decision you make will have bad results. Women are caught in a double bind, marginalised in the community if they are not wives… …   English dictionary

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  • double bind — ☆ double bind n. [see BIND, n. 2] 1. a situation in which a person is faced with contradictory demands or expectations, so that any action taken will appear to be wrong 2. DILEMMA (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • double bind — n [C usually singular] a situation in which any choice you make will have bad results …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Double bind — Not to be confused with double blind, a method to eliminate bias in scientific experimentation. A double bind is an emotionally distressing dilemma in communication in which an individual (or group) receives two or more conflicting messages, in… …   Wikipedia

  • Double-Bind — Die Doppelbindungstheorie (engl. double bind theory, franz. double contrainte) ist eine kommunikationstheoretische Vorstellung zur Entstehung schizophrener Erkrankungen.[1] Die Theorie wurde von einer Gruppe um den Anthropologen und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Double-bind — Die Doppelbindungstheorie (engl. double bind theory, franz. double contrainte) ist eine kommunikationstheoretische Vorstellung zur Entstehung schizophrener Erkrankungen.[1] Die Theorie wurde von einer Gruppe um den Anthropologen und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Double Bind — Die Doppelbindungstheorie (engl. double bind theory, franz. double contrainte) ist eine kommunikationstheoretische Vorstellung zur Entstehung schizophrener Erkrankungen.[1] Die Theorie wurde von einer Gruppe um den Anthropologen und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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