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PSYO 3280
Dr.Simon Sherry

Monday, Oct. 15 2012 PSYO 3280 Personality Psychology Defence Mechanisms Defence Mechanism Description Example Repression Unknowingly placing an Not remembering a traumatic unpleasant memory or thought incident in which you in the unconscious witnessed a crime Regression Reverting back to immature Throwing temper tantrums as behaviour from an earlier stage an adult when you don’t get of development your way Displacement Redirecting unacceptable Taking your anger toward your feelings from the original boss out on your spouse or source to a safer, substitute children target Sublimation Replacing socially unacceptable Channeling aggressive drives impulses with socially into playing football or acceptable behaviour inappropriate sexual desires into art Reaction Formation Acting in exactly the opposite Being overprotective of and way to ones unacceptable lavishing attention on an impulses unwanted child Projection Attributing one’s own Accusing your boyfriend of
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