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Adults finding comfort in their childhood blanket

Fixation

2

Tantrums

Acting out

3

"Not true!"

Denial

4

Mother yells at her child because her husband yelled at her

Displacement

5

Abused child becomes an abuser

Identification

6

Describes murder in graphic detail with no emotional response

Isolation

7

Can lead to multiple personalities

Dissociation

8

Disgruntled employee routinely late for work

Passive aggression

9

A patient with libidinous thoughts enters a monastery

Reaction formation

10

Seen in children under stress such as illness, punishment, or birth of a new sibling (bedwetting)

Regression

11

A patient says that all the nurses are cold and insensitive but that hte doctors are warm and friendly

Splitting

12

A man who wants another woman thinks his wife is cheating on him

Projection

13

After getting fired, claiming the job was not important anyway

Rationalization

14

20 year old doesn't remember going to counseling during his parents divorce 10 years earlier

Repression

15

Mafia boss makes large donation to charity

Altruism

16

Nervous medical student jokes about the boards

Humor

17

Teenager's aggression toward his father is directed to perform well in sports

Sublimation

18

Choosing to not worry about the big game until it is time to play

Suppression