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Acting out

unaceptabel feelings are expressed through actions (tantrums)

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denial

avoidance of awarenss of painful reality

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Displacement

avoided ideas/feelings ransfered to a neutral person/object

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identification

modeling behavior after another rperson who is more powerful (but not necessarily admired)

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Isolation

separation of feelings form ideas/events- decribe murder w/ no emotional response

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Projection

unacceptable impulse attributed to an external source

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Fantasy

substituting imaginary scenarios to cope w/ emotion fo a situation, but acknowledgin the reality

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denial vs fantasy

in fantasy, the person acknowledge the reality. Denial you don't acknowledge it.

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Projection vs displacement

projection - you think someone else is having your unacceptable feelings/impulse; displacement you redirect emotions to a more neutral target.

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Passive aggression

expressing anger by passively refusing to meet the target's needs

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Reaction formation

unacceptable idea/feeling replace dby emphasis on its opposite

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Sublimation

unacceptable idea/feeling replaced with a similar action that does not conflict w/ one's values (something productive, but not necessarily beneficial to others)

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Altrusims

unacceptable/guilty ideas/feelings are alleviated by unsolicited generosity w/o intention to cover up personal desire

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Repression

Involuntary(unconscious) withholding of an idea or feeling from conscious awareness (not rememebring traumatic experience)

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Suppression

Voluntary (conscious) withoholding of an idea or feeling from conscious awareness (not thinking about step 1 until wk of exam)