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Defense Mechanism definitions

unconscious protection from emotional pain
keeps conflict out of conscious mind
dec anxiety
maintain sense safety and self esteem

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Denial

refuses to acknowledge truth
normal in children
in adults could indicate severe pathology

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projections

attributing own personally unacceptable feelings to others

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clinical syndromes with projection

paranoid delusions and hallucinations

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acting out

avoiding painful feelings by behaving in attention getting socially innappropriate manner

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somatization

turning an unacceptable feeling or impulse into physical Sx
HA before work because anxious

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what is splitting

believing peiple or events are either all bad or all good because of intolerance of ambiguity

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what is undoing

adopting acts which symbolically cancel or reverse previous unwanted act
handwashing compulsion after child develops pneumonia
abnormal: compulsive or obsessional thoughts

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what are narcissistic defense mechanisms

denial
projection

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what are immature defense mechanisms

acting out
somatization
splitting
undoing

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what is displacement

unconscious transfer emotions from unacceptable to acceptable person
cant yell at boss, yell at spouse

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dissociation

separation function of mental illnesses, mentally separating part of consciousness from reality (forgetting events have occurred)

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clinical manifestaion of dissociation

dissociative disorders

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intellectualization

using minds higher functions to avoid experiencing uncomfortable emotions

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isolation of affect

separating feelings assoc with significant uncomfortable event

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physician Dx pancreatic CA only talks about stats of illness with colleagues and family

intellectualization

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a person who expresses no emotion when talking about death of loved one

isolation of affect

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reaction formation

denying unacceptable feelings and adopting opposite attitudes
being friendly to someone you don't like

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OCD is an example of what defense mech

reaction formation

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neurotic defenses

reaction formation
isolation of affect
intellectualization
dissociation
displacement

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Mature defenses

protect person from fear and anxiety without social cose and maybe with benefit
altruism
sublimation
humor
suppression

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altruism

unselfishly assisting other to avoid negative feelings
i.e low self esteem helps in soup kitchen on day off

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sublimation

rerouting unacceptable drive in socially acceptable way
man whose son killed by drunk driver speaks to high schools about dangers of drunk driving

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humor

expression of feeling without causing discomfort

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man who has leg amputate jokes about one legged people

humor defense

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suppression

consciously putting aside but not repressing unwanted feelings
kids around now so stop thinking about wanting divorce temporarily

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suppression

consciously putting aside but not repressing unwanted feelings
kids around now so stop thinking about wanting divorce temporarily

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woman cheating on husband suspects husband cheating on her
defense mech

projection

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military man has out of body experience watching himself rescue buds

dissociation