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  • Defense Mechanisms Extra Credit
  • Projection 
  • Projection is when people "project" unwanted emotions like anger and attribute it to another person. An example would be blaming someone else for your failures.
  • Dad, you're the reason why I'm doing poorly in school.
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  • Repression
  • Repression is a mechanism from the ego that pushes unwanted thoughts into the unconscious. An example would be pushing an embarrassing memory away from our consciousness.
  • I don't remember any bad memories from middle school.
  • Denial
  • Denial is when we block certain events from our awareness if we can't handle it. Someone can exhibit denial when they refuse to see a doctor because they believe they are in pain.
  • Do you have any concerns about your health?
  • No, I'm perfectly healthy.
  • Displacement
  • Displacement happens when we satisfy our impulses through another object. An example would be throwing something when we feel frustrated with something else.
  • This homework was difficult so I threw my pen in anger.
  • Regression
  • Regression occurs when we revert back to habits from a previous time while dealing with stress. A student may show regression when they rock back and forth under stress.
  • Sublimation
  • Sublimation occurs when we convert our impulses into a socially acceptable activity. An example would be taking up weight lifting to deal with anger.
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