Rigidity (psychology)

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In psychology, rigidity refers to an obstinate inability to yield or a refusal to appreciate another person's viewpoint or emotions characterized by a lack of empathy. A specific example of rigidity is functional fixedness, which is a difficulty conceiving new uses for familiar objects.[1]


  1. ^ Davis, Stephen F.; Palladino, Joseph J. (2007). Psychology. Pearson Prentice Hall. p. 331. ISBN 0-13-220840-7.