The concept is popular in the media and philosophy that to understand a thing, one should have a name for it. In Star War it is widely known with "Named must your fear be before banish it you can", said by the character Yoda. I'm looking for a term widely used in cognitive science in general, not just in psychology of fears. It would be the opposite state of mental block:
A mental block is an uncontrollable suppression, or repression of painful or unwanted thoughts/memories. Also can be an inability to continue or complete a train of thought, as in the case of writer's block. In the case of writer's block, many find it helpful to take a break and revisit their topic.
All questions asking for terminology share this phenomenon, because without knowing the correct keyword it is hard to advance in searching for literature. Likewise, this question is a meta-question.
• What is the term for the "knowing what you think but can't explain it" phenomenon?
• Is there any evidence that language is the limit of the world?
• Nation, How Large a Vocabulary is Needed For Reading and Listening?