Mental Block

A Mental Block can be either a repression of memory of painful thoughts or an inability to continue a train of thought because of an inability to remember something important that relates to that train of thought. Simple examples of these are cases of "writer's block" or a temporary mathematical block. Although mental blocks can be caused by physical problems, they are most often caused by a lack of focus and can be usually be cleared up by taking a break from the task.

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History of Psychology
History of Psychology