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  1. Supression
  2. Sublimination
  3. Denial
  4. Intellectualizations
  5. Isolation also called emotional isolation
  1. a The process of seperating an unacceptable feeling, idea or impulse from ones thoughts(oncologist who is able to care for a terminally ill cancer patient by seperating or isolating feelings of emotional reaction to the patients inevitable death)
  2. b the unconcious refusal to face thoughts,feelings,wishes,needs or reality by refusing to aknowledge its existance.(a man who is told that he has terminal cancer but he tells his family that it was a small tumor and his doctor removed it all)
  3. c 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)
  4. d The rechanneling of the conciously intolerable or social unacceptable impulses or behaviors into activities that are personally or socially acceptable.(An aggressive person volunteers to head the united fund drive in the community)
  5. e the 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)

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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)
  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. 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)
  4. transferring of a mental conflict into physical problems.(A man develops paralysis of him lower extremities after he learns his wife has terminal cancer.)
  5. managing emotional conflicts through actions, rather than self reflection. (a preschool child is told to share her toys so she throws them across the room)

5 True/False Questions

  1. Undoing(restitution)The unconcious act of replacing a goal when it is blocked. Also defined as the replacement of conciously unacceptable emotions,drives,attitudes or needs by those that are more acceptable. this is used to reduce frustration and promote feelings of satisfaction or success. (a student nurse who feels unable to master the clinical portion opts to be a respritory technician)


  2. AltruismImagined 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.)


  3. Devaluationexpressing extremely positive thoughts of self or others(a school aged boy boasts about his brother and his accomplishments)


  4. RegressionOne of the most common defense mechanisms,refered to as "burrying alive" the person is unable to recall painful or unpleasant thoughts or feelings because they are automatically and involuntarily pushed into ones unconcious. (a woman has a terrible fight with her husband and 1 wk later is unable to remember the reason)


  5. Idealizationexpressing extremely positive thoughts of self or others(a school aged boy boasts about his brother and his accomplishments)


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