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Flashcards in psychologic defense mechanisms Deck (12):
1

what does this describe?

expressing unacceptable feelings through actions

acting out

2

what does this describe?

behaving as if an aspect of reality does not exist

denial

3

what does this describe?

transferring feelings to a more acceptable object

displacement

4

what does this describe?

using intellect to avoid uncomfortable feelings

intellectualization

5

what does this describe?

avoiding conflict by expressing hostility covertly

passive agression

6

what does this describe?

attributing one's own self feeling to others

projection

7

what does this describe?

justifying behavior to avoid difficult truths

rationalization

8

what does this describe?

responding in a manner opposite to one's actual feelings

reaction formation

9

what does this describe?

reverting to earlier developmental stage

regression

10

what does this describe?

seeing other as all bad or all good - unable to integrate mixed feelings

splitting

11

what does this describe?

channeling impulses into socially acceptable behaviors

sublimation

12

what does this describe?

putting unwanted feelings aside to cope with reality

supression

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