Defense Mechanisms-Anna Freud
Common defense mechanism
Terms in this set (19)
Refusing to acknowledge or recognize the reality and implications of painful, anxiety-provoking experiences
Shifting repressed feelings from where they originate to some other object
Separation or postponement of a feeling that normally would accompany a situation or thought
Form of denial in which the object of attention is presented as "all good" masking true negative feelings toward the other
The unconscious modeling of one's self upon another person's behavior
Refocusing of aggression or emotions evoked from an external force onto one's self
Inability to simultaneously experience the cognitive and affective components of a situation
Rationalizing and making generalizations about anxiety-provoking issues to minimize pain and anxiety
Attributing a painful thought or idea to another person
Attempting to provide a logical and rational explanation for something to avoid guilt or shame
Replacing of some painful or negative event with the complete opposite
Losing of some aspect of development already achieved due to undue anxiety causing a person to revert to a previously-attained stage or lower level of adaptation
Pushing a negative or painful image, thought, or idea out of consciousness to avoid the associated pain. This is the primary defense mechanism
Manifestation of emotional anxiety into physical symptoms
Repressing, dissociating or disconnecting important feelings that are "dangerous" to psychic well-being. Causes person to get out of the touch with her/his feelings and feelings to "fragmented self"
When a person replaces one feeling or emotion for another
Identifying with some idea or object so deeply that it becomes a part of that person
when a persons feigns certain physical and psychological symptoms in order to obtain some external benefit or incentive.
when a person feigns certain physical and psychological symptoms for her/his internal need or desire to assume the sick role.