Definitions for "Idealization"
The representation of natural objects, scenes, etc., in such a way as to show their most important characteristics; the study of the ideal.
A defense mechanism that splits something one is ambivalent about into two representations -- one good and one bad.
something that exists only as an idea.
Keywords:  idols, cave, identity
identity "Idols of the Cave"
A mental mechanism in which the person attributes exaggeratedly positive qualities to the self or others See also: ADHD See also: Treatment
Idealization is the process by which scientific models assume facts about the phenomenon being modeled that are certainly false. Often these assumptions are used to make models easier to understand or solve. Many times idealizations do not harm the predictive accuracy of the model for one reason or another.
Keywords:  act, process
The act or process of idealizing.