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Defense Mechanism Exercise (1).docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PS280
Professor
Bruce Mc Kay
Semester
Summer

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Defense mechanisms protect us from being consciously aware of a thought or feeling which we cannot tolerate. The defense only allows the unconscious thought or feeling to be expressed indirectly in a disguised form. Let's say you are angry with a professor because he/she is very critical of you. Here's how the various defenses might hide and/or transform that anger: Undoing Displacement Suppression Denial Sublimation Projection Intellectualization Isolation of affect Reaction formation Rationalization Regression 1) "I'm not angry with him!" reaction formation 2) "I'm going to try to be nice to her." isolation of affect 3) "I think he's really great!"- reaction formation 4) "Th
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