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Rationalization  n.  The act or process of rationalizing.

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"Rationalization" Quotes from Famous Books

... permanently and constantly in debt to the new psychology, not only because when rightly applied it so greatly helps people to stand on their own feet, come what may, but because the study of dreams, fantasy and rationalization has thrown light on how the pseudo-environment is put together. But he cannot assume as his criterion either what is called a "normal biological career" [Footnote: Edward J. Kempf, Psychopathology, p. 116.] within the existing social order, or a career "freed ...
— Public Opinion • Walter Lippmann

... a doggedly determined man, had listened to the replay of Brent Taber's top-secret conference again and again. In the comfortable rationalization of which he was capable, his whole zeal and hostility were fashioned around Brent's "arrogant disregard of democratic processes." Who did this bureaucrat think he was? Did he consider himself smarter than the People? Did he feel they couldn't be trusted with revelations affecting their ...
— Ten From Infinity • Paul W. Fairman

Words linked to "Rationalization" :   mathematics, organization, defence, rationalisation, defense mechanism, defence reaction, defense reaction, maths, explanation, defense, raison d'etre, psychiatry, math, systematisation, organisation, codification

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