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A child who had been toilet-trained starts to wet the bed again when a new baby arrives. This behavior is an example of a. regression. b. denial. c. projection. d. compensation.

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People develop defense mechanisms as coping strategies to unwanted emotions. An example is jealousy of a child who was used to be the center of attention from his family until a new baby arrives. As a defense mechanism, the older child does immature behaviors such as wetting his/her bed to gain attention from the parents again or also known as regression.

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