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  1. Dissociation
  2. Projection
  3. Idealization
  4. Sublimination
  5. Repression
  1. a One 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)
  2. b 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)
  3. c often termed the scapegoat defense mechanism. the person rejects unwanted charecteristics of self assigns them to others.The person may blame others for faults,feelings,or shortcomings that are unacceptable to self.(a man is late to work so he blames his wife for not setting the alarm so he overslept)
  4. d 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.)
  5. e expressing extremely positive thoughts of self or others(a school aged boy boasts about his brother and his accomplishments)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. Retreating 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)

5 True/False questions

  1. Isolation also called emotional isolationThe 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. splittingdemonstrating 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)

          

  3. Introjectionoften termed the scapegoat defense mechanism. the person rejects unwanted charecteristics of self assigns them to others.The person may blame others for faults,feelings,or shortcomings that are unacceptable to self.(a man is late to work so he blames his wife for not setting the alarm so he overslept)

          

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

          

  5. reaction formation also reffered to overcompensationthe 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)