giving socially acceptable reasons to defend one's actions.
A defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, in which an individual attempts to justify or make consciously tolerable by plausible means, feelings or behavior that otherwise would be intolerable.
A defence mechanism in which a plausible reason is unconsciously invented by the ego to protect itself from confronting the real reason for an action, thought, or emotion.
A defense mechanism in which the individual attempts to justify or make consciously tolerable by plausible means feelings, behavior, and motives that would otherwise be intolerable.
False, fallacious, and evasive reasoning, in order to avoid unpleasantness and unresolved conflicts.
the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
( psych.) - Defense mechanism. Justification: creating elaborate explanations for one's own behaviour which only appear logical to oneself. Allows a person to escape anxiety over their actions, yet continue with the behaviour.
a defence mechanism in which a person comes up with acceptable reasons to justify his or her behaviour.
In psychoanalytic theory, a mechanism of defense by means of which unacceptable thoughts or impulses are reinterpreted in more acceptable and, thus, less anxiety-arousing terms (e.g., the jilted lover who convinces herself that she never loved her fiancé anyway).
When we make something that we are doing or saying seem consistent with reason (the reason of our faulty programming, that is!). Or, when we devise self-satisfying but untruthful reasons for our behavior.
(DOD) Any action that increases the effectiveness of allied forces through more efficient or effective use of defense resources committed to the alliance. Rationalization includes consolidation, reassignment of national priorities to higher alliance needs, standardization, specialization, mutual support or improved interoperability, and greater cooperation. Rationalization applies to both weapons/materiel resources and non-weapons military matters.
In psychology, rationalization is the process of constructing a logical justification for a decision, action or lack thereof that was originally arrived at through a different mental process.