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  1. Altruism
  2. Undoing(restitution)
  3. Intellectualizations
  4. Devaluation
  5. passive agressive
  1. a 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)
  2. b Dealing with anxiety while reaching out to others(nurse who lost a family member in a fire is a colunteer firefighter)
  3. c the negative of a previous conciously intolerable action or experience to reduce or alleviate feelings of guilt. (a man sends his wife flowers after embarrising her at a cocktail party)
  4. d 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. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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. 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)

5 True/False questions

  1. RepressionOne 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. substitutionThe 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. 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)


  4. IntrojectionAttributing to oneself the good qualities of another,symbolically taking on the charachter trait of another person by "ingesting" the philosophy,ideas, knowledge, customs,morals or attitudes of that person.(a person who calls himself moses, grows a beard,sandals and reads the bible daily)


  5. SubliminationThe 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)