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  1. reaction formation also reffered to overcompensation
  2. Fantasy
  3. Dissociation
  4. Displacement
  5. Supression
  1. a Willfully or volintarily putting unacceptable thought for feeling out of ones mind with the ability to recall the thought or feeling at will.A deliberate,intentional,exclusion feom the concious mind is referred to as voluntary forgetting. This mechanism is generally used to protect ones self esteem.(I'd rather not talk about it right now)
  2. b The act of seperation and detaching a strong emotionallly charged conflict from ones conciousness. This detached info is blocked from concious awareness,which allows the person to defer or postpone experiencing an emotional impact.(a raped woman found wadering in the road,when examined she exibited symptoms of traumatic amnesia.)
  3. c Imagined events or mental images to express unconcious conflicts, gratify unconcious wishes, or prepare for anticipated future events.( if a girls sits in a chair pretenting as if she has a baby while rocking in a chair holding a baby doll.)
  4. d the person exagerates or overdevelops certain actions by displaying exactly the opposite behavior,attitued or feeling from what he or she normally would show.this is considedered a protective drive by which the person prevents painful,undesirable or unacceptable attitude towards others from emerging. (a man who dislikes his mother un law may act politley or courteously toward her)
  5. e a mechanism that serves to transfer feelings such as frustration, hostility or anxiety from one idea, person, or object to another.(yelling at one person when you are mad at another)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. expresses negative thoughts of self or others(a person who is passed up for a promotions states that the job is not better than the one that he has now)
  2. the acto of "making up" for a real or imagined inability or deficiency with a specific behavior to maintain self respect or self-esteem. (unattractive man who buys expensive clothes for attention)
  3. Unconciously, people use it in an attempt to identify with the personality and traits of another.such behaivor perserves ones ego or self, the organized concious mediator between person and reality.(a man dresses, walks and talks like elvis or someone else)
  4. indirectly behaving aggressively but appearing to be compliant(a persons coworker promises to do an assignment for her and then fails to meet a dealine)
  5. demonstrating an inability to reconcile negative and positive attributes of self or others(a client tells a nurse that she is the only one who caresabout her,yet the following day,the same client refuses to talk to the nurse)

5 True/False questions

  1. ConversionRetreating to past levels of behavior that reduce anxiety,allow one to feel more confortable and permit dependancy. (a 27 year old acts like a teenager on her first day with a fellow employee,a 5yr old that is potty trained is incontinent while his father is hospitalized)


  2. Intellectualizationsthe act of transferring emotional concerns into the inttellectual sphere. the person uses reasoning as a means of avoiding confrontation with unconcious conflicts and their stressful emotions. (a man who shows no emotion to the dear john letter he received from his fiancee instead he tells his roomate he is trying to figure out why she changed her mind.he is avoiding confrontation with her)


  3. Idealizationexpresses negative thoughts of self or others(a person who is passed up for a promotions states that the job is not better than the one that he has now)


  4. SymbolizationAn object,idea, or act represents another through some common aspect and carries the emotional feelings associated with the other. External objects may become outward representations of internal ideas,attitudes, or feelings.this allows emotional self expression. (engagement rings symbolize ove and commitment to another person)


  5. RationalizationThe most common ego defense mechanism,reffered to as self deception at its subtle best.rationalization is used to unconciously justify ideas,actions,or feelings with good,acceptable reasons or explanations.generally it is used to maintain self respect,prevent guilt feelings,and obtain social approval or acceptance.(a teenage girl who is not invited to prom tells her friend johnny really wanted to take me but he felt sorry for susie and took her)


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