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The nurse understands that the recovering alcoholic is demonstrating adaptive reaction formation, when unacceptable feelings or behaviors are controlled and kept out of awareness by developing the opposite behavior or emotion. An example is a recovering alcoholic constantly talking about the harm of drinking. Sublimation is an unconscious process of substituting a mature and socially acceptable activity for immature and unacceptable impulses. Displacement is the transference of emotions associated with a particular person, object, or situation to another nonthreatening person, object, or situation. Intellectualization is a process in which events are analyzed based on remote, cold facts and without passion, rather than incorporating feeling and emotion into the processing.

Test-Taking Tip: The most reliable way to ensure that you select the correct response to a multiple choice question is to recall it. Depend on your learning and memory to furnish the answer to the question. To do this, read the stem, and then stop! Do not look at the response options yet. Try to recall what you know and, based on this, what you would give as the answer. After you have taken a few seconds to do this, then look at all of the choices and select the one that most nearly matches the answer you recalled. It is important that you consider all the choices and not just choose the first option that seems to fit the answer you recall. Remember the distractors. The second choice may look okay, but the fourth choice may be worded in a way that makes it a slightly better choice. If you do not weigh all the choices, you are not maximizing your chances of correctly answering each question.

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