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Blend of must +‎ masturbation, coined by Dr. Albert Ellis.


musturbation (uncountable)

  1. (psychology) The compulsive insistence that things ought to be a particular way.
    • 1999, Arthur M. Horne & Mark S. Kiselica, Handbook of Counseling Boys and Adolescent Males: A Practitioner's Guide, →ISBN:
      Once the parents get a handle on their own musturbation, then they are in better shape to help deal with their children
    • 2003, Julia Russell & Matt Jarvis, Angles on Applied Psychology, →ISBN:
      Musturbation makes us too sensitive to failure and I-can't-stand-it-itis makes even minor problems seem disastrous.
    • 2007, Albert Ellis & Windy Dryden, The Practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, →ISBN:
      Thus, Irrational Beliefs that lead to such disturbed emotions as anxiety, anger/hostility, hurt, depression, shame and embarrassment, guilt, and jealousy largely stem, according to REBT theory, from a thinking process known as musturbation.

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