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CONSCIOUS attempt to stop thinking about negative things (stop thinking about upcoming doctors appt)

suppression

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unacceptable impulses or feelings are consciously transformed into socially acceptable norms (anxiety about test and transform stress into exercise)

sublimation

3

expression of amusing thoughts despite negative or unacceptable environment (joke about diseases)

humor

4

providing positive service to others that brings pleasure and personal satisfaction

altruism

5

believing person or thing is all good or bad (seen in borderline personality disorder)

splitting

6

UNCONSCIOUS withholding of unacceptable feelings or memories (not remembering child abuse)

repression

7

returning to an earlier stage of development rather than dealing with an unacceptable emotion or thought (wet bed after stressful event)

regression

8

taking unacceptable thoughts or impulses and attempting to overexaggerate the opposite action (avoid addiction by entering monostary)

reaction formation

9

convincing self that no wrong has been done (I didn't get job, but didn't want it in first place)

rationalization

10

primitive form of paranoia
patient reduces anxiety by taking unacceptable thoughts and believing that someone else has those thoughts (project racism on someone else so don't deal with it yourself)

projection

11

separation of feeling from threatening thoughts or events (describe violent event with no emotional response - physician)

isolation

12

another person's attributes "be like another" (because of their power - change hair)

identification

13

partially remaining at childish level of development (mother relationship)

fixation

14

mind substitutes a new aim/object for something that is undesirable (yell at kids because boss yelled at you)

displacement

15

denying reality of unpleasant fact (cancer diagnosis -mistake was made)
not acknowledging

denial

16

detachment from reality
personality changes - can lead to multiple personality disorder

dissociation

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expression of unacceptable impulses or feelings through destructive action (tantrum, drinking when stressed)

acting out

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