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Social Work Bachelors Level Exam -
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"Defense Mechanisms" concept developed by
Anxiety serves as...
...a signal of impending harm and causes the deployment of defense mechanisms.
the unconscious, irrational processes used
by individuals to protect the Ego and minimize pain, anxiety, or discomfort by distorting, hiding, or denying reality
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.
Identifying with some idea or object so deeply that it becomes a part of that person.
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 touch with her/his feelings and feelings to "fragmented self."
When a person replaces on feeling or emotion for another.
Object Relations Theory
Cild Cognitive Development Theory
Theory of Moral Development
Respondent or Classical Conditioning Theory
Operant Conditioning Theory
Social Learning Theory
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