A "blocker" refers to something that prevents an individual from moving forward or achieving a goal. It can be an internal or external obstacle that causes an individual to hesitate, procrastinate, or fail to achieve their objectives.
Examples of blockers in psychology include:
- An individual with a phobia may experience a blocker that prevents them from engaging in everyday activities that involve their fear.
- A person with depression may experience a blocker that prevents them from finding motivation to engage in activities they once enjoyed.
- Someone with an addiction may experience a blocker that prevents them from seeking help for their addiction.
- A student may experience a blocker that prevents them from studying for an exam, such as lack of focus or procrastination.
Blockers can be related to psychological and emotional factors, such as anxiety, depression, or fear. They can also be related to external factors, such as lack of resources, conflicting priorities, or lack of support. By understanding what causes blockers, researchers and practitioners can develop interventions to help individuals overcome them and achieve their goals.