Hey Malu, I’m so sorry to hear that you didn’t get into Stanford. I know it was your dream school.
No big deal, I never really liked that school anyways. There was a lot of things i hated about it when i visited, so I’m kind of relieved i don’t have to worry about that anymore.
I got an F but I think the scantron machine made a mistake. I know I bubbled in the correct answers on some of the questions!
Hey what did you get on Dr Carters psych test
MOVE OUT OF MY WAY!
Reaction formation is switching unacceptable impulses with their opposites. In this situation Malu didn’t get into her dream school but she pushes away the feeling of anxiety and she just talks about how she didn’t care because she didn’t like it anyway. Which is an example of reaction formation.
Yayyy we Both made the team!!!!!!!!
Great I didn’t make it. *sigh* I’m just going to go home to my mom and lay in her arms.
Denial is refusing to believe or even perceive painful realities. In this situation the girl doesn’t believe she failed the test, instead she believes the scantron must have made a mistake because there was no way she did that bad.
I wasn’t even trying that hard. If i would have given more effort i definitely would have won.
Displacement is the shifting of sexual or aggressive behavior towards something less threatening. In this situation a girl just got fired from her job and shifts her agression towards the little girl.
Thanks, it’s okay. Besides I heard the business across the street is higher it anyone. I know I’ll get that job
Hey man, sorry you didn’t get the job
Regression is retreating to an early psychosexual stage, where some psychic energy remains fixated. In this situation, the girl didn’t make the team so she’s going back to one of her childhood stages of development where it brings her pleasure in order to repress her feeling of anxiety.
Rationalization is offering self justifiable explanations in place of the real, more threatening unconscious reason for ones action. In this situation this boy who just lost his boxing match blames that he wasn’t trying hard instead of accepting the fact that he lost because the guy was better than him.
Sublimation is the transferring of unaccepted impulses into socially valued motives. In this scenario the man didn’t get the job that he wanted but he represses those feelings by the thought of getting the job across the street which is easy to get.