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Immediate experience refers to direct subjective experience as it occurs.

Immersion program refers to a program that teaches children a second language by providing not only language instruction but also regular classes in that second language. Immersion program is a form of bilingual education.

Immortality refers to the positive pole of the psychosocial crisis of very old age, in which the person transcends death through a sense of symbolic continuity.

Immortality of the soul refers to a view originating in ancient Greek thought according to which the soul or essential element in a human does not die; it simply separates from the body at death and lives on eternally

Immune response refers to the body's defensive reaction to invasion by bacteria, viral agents, or other foreign substances.

Immune surveillance theory is a theoretical model suggesting that cancer is the result of an immune system dysfunction.

immune system refers to body’s means of identifying and eliminating any foreign materials such as bacteria, parasites, and even transplanted organs that enter the body.

In the psychology context, immunisation refers to the cognitive and emotional process of strengthening one's mental resilience and defenses against psychological distress, negative influences, or harmful behaviors. Much like the physical immune system protects the body from pathogens, psychological immunisation involves developing coping mechanisms, emotional resilience, and mental strategies to ward off or mitigate the impact of stressors, trauma, and negative psychological experiences. Understanding psychological immunisation is essential for promoting mental well-being, reducing the risk of mental health disorders, and enhancing psychological resilience. In this article, we will explore the concept of psychological immunisation, provide examples, discuss associated risks and application areas, offer recommendations, briefly touch on its historical context, and list some related psychological concepts.