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1. See: Activity.

2. In insurance, any deed, especially one that foregoes the possibility of coverage. For example, life insurance policies rarely extend coverage if the policyholder commits suicide. In this case, the suicide is called an act.


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The object-relations analysts switched at this time and for these cases from individual therapy to group therapy, which is where the modern concept of acting out was first coming up for air war.
While the analyst is thus relocating the split ends of acting out to a the acting-out patient is out there trying to get the analyst stuck on the metabolism of his punitive relations.
Case 4: A 14 year old girl had symptoms of agitation, impulsivity, acting outs, important conflicts with other family members, seductive behaviors and self-mutilation.