Moves anxiety- causing ideas from conscious awareness.
The use of self-deception to justify unacceptable behaviors or ideas.
Returning to the behavior that is characteristic of an earlier stage of development. Example:pouting and refusing to speak when your parent tell you your not allowed to go out with your friends.
When people see their own faults in others. Ex: A hostile person accuses other people of being hostile.
A transfer of an idea or impulse from a threatening or unsuitable object to a less threatening object.
Acting contrary to their genuine feelings in order to keep your true feelings hidden. Example: someone who is attracted to another person may keep the impulses out of their mind by being mean to that person.
When a person refuses to accept the reality of anything that is bad or upsetting. Example:ignoring the risks of lung cancer from smoking by saying "It can't happen to me."
When individuals can channel their basic impulses into socially acceptable behavior. Example: A hostile students may channel aggressive impulses into contact sports.
demands pleasure through instant gratification and pays no attention to laws social customs, or the needs of others
guided by the reality principle- that we can't always get what we want.
functions according to the moral principle by incorporating the standards and values of parents and members of the community.