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Avoidance may refer to:

  • Avoidance coping, a kind of coping that is generally considered maladaptive, as it promotes an exaggerated fear response through negative reinforcement
  • Avoidant personality disorder, a personality disorder recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Conflict avoidance, a controversial method of dealing with conflict
  • Australian Aboriginal avoidance practices, relationships in traditional Aboriginal society where certain people were required to avoid others in their family or clan
  • Avoidance (novel), a 2002 novel by Michael Lowenthal
  • Avoidance play, a card play technique in contract bridge designed to prevent a particular defender from winning the trick

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