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refusing to believe something that causes anxiety

denial

2

believing that an unacceptable feeling of one's own belongs to someone else
(ex: self-isolating patient in a work group says the other patient's won't talk to him(

projection

3

making excuses for unacceptable behavior or feelings
(ex: a teen says he didn't do hw b/c he didn't have right kind of paper)

rationalization

4

conflicts turned into real physical symptoms
(ex: girl w/ poor condition gets migraine when its time for volleyball)

conversion

5

functioning at a more primitive developmental level than previously; going back to an immature pattern of behavior
(ex: 7 yr old who is hospitalized for major surgery begins to walk on tiptoes & suck thumb)

regression

6

trying to reverse the effects of what one has done by doing the opposite
(ex: patient accuses therapist of trying to run his life....later he brings flowers)

undoing

7

overestimating someone or valuing him or her more than the real personality and person seem to merit
(ex: a woman says that the group leader is the most handsome and kindest man in the world)

idealization

8

adopting the habits or characteristics of another person
(ex: a teenage girl begins to wear her hair just like her therapist does)

identification

9

unacceptable wishes channeled into socially acceptable activities
(ex: a child who wants to cut things up to see how they work grows up to be a surgeon)

sublimation

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a realistic goal or object substituted for one that cannot be achieved
(ex: a young main fails the exam for the police department, then takes a job as a security guard)

substitution

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efforts to make up for person deficits; this can also be a conscious effort
(ex: a women, blind from birth, learns to travel without a can or any other aid)

compensation