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altruism (Anna Freud)

A defense mechanism in which one learns to become helpful too avoid feelings of helplessness. Individuals learn they can satisfy their own egos as well as the demands of society.

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anal stage

Second stage of psychosexual development occurring between 18 months and 3 years. A fixation at this age can cause someone to be too rigid

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anticathexis

The control or restrained exercised by the ego over the id to keep id impulses out of consciousness