Ego defenses

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  1. Blocking out painful or anxiety-inducing events or feelings.
    Denial
  2. Discharging pent-up feelings on people less dangerous than those who initially aroused the emotion.
    Displacement
  3. Handling emotional conflicts, or internal or external stressors, by a temporary alteration of consciousness or identity
    Dissociation
  4. Symbolic satifaction of wishes through nonrational thought
    Dissociation
  5. Symbolic satisfaction of wishes through nonrational thought
    Fantasy
  6. Unconscious assumption of similarity between oneself and another
    Identification
  7. separating an emotion from an idea or thought because the emotional reaction is too painful to be acknowledged
    Intellectualization
  8. Acceptance of another's values and opinions as one's own
    Introjection
  9. Attributing ones's own unacceptable feelings and thoughts to others
    Projection
  10. Falsification of experience through the construction of logical or socially approved explanations of behavior.
    Rationalization
  11. Unacceptable feelings disguised by repression of the real feeling and by reinforcement of the opposite feeling
    Reaction formation
  12. Reverting to an earlier stage of development
    Regression
  13. Unconsciously keeping unacceptable feelings out of awareness
    Repression
  14. Consciously keeping unacceptable feelings and thoughts out of awareness
    Suppression
  15. Attempting to take back an unconscious thought or behavior that is unacceptable or hurtful
    Undoing
  16. A manager tells an employee he may have to fire him. On the way home, the employee shops for a new car.
    Denial
  17. A student who has received a low grade on a term paper blows up at his grilfriend when she asks about his grade.
    Displacement
  18. A woman has amnesia for the events surrounding a fatal automobile accident in which she was the speeding driver.
    Dissociation
  19. A student struggling through graduate school thinks about a prestigious, high-paying job she wants.
    Fantasy
  20. After hospitalization for minor surgery, a girl decides to become a nurse.
    Identification
  21. A man learns from his doctor that he has cancer. He studies the physiology and treatment of cancer without experiencing any emotion.
    Intellectualization
  22. A woman who prefers a simple lifestyle assumes the materialistic, prestige-oriented values of her husband.
    Introjection
  23. A man who is quite critical of others thinks that people are joking about his apperance
    Projection
  24. A man cheats on his income tax return and tells himself it's alright because everyone does it.
    Rationalization
  25. A woman who dislikes her mother-in-law is always very nice to her.
    Reaction formation
  26. A man exposes his genitalia to women he sees in public places.
    Regression
  27. A student taking an examination upset about an argument with her boyfriend but deliberately puts it out of her mind so she can finish the test.
    Suppression
  28. A young woman realizes that she has just insult her boyfriend and spends the rests of the evening complimenting him on his looks and hist athletic ability.
    Undoing

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Ego defenses
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2017-04-16 18:31:15
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Psych exam 1: ego defenses
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