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1. Humans use this to cope w/anger & frustration?
2. It may because of dealing with failure/loss of self-respect?
3. Used to protect the ego from guilt,anxiety,or loss of self-esteem?
4. The body's way of seeking relief or guarding itself from uncomfortable feelings?
defense Mechanisms
Ex: the child who throws a temper tantrum in an effort to the parents attention or the class clown!
1.This is a defense Mechanism that is an attempt to escape fear,anxiety or conflict?

2. an attempt to withdraw from a circumstance that is unpleasant by retreating to an earlier,more secure stage of life?
Regression
Ex: Toddlers become anxious/feel displaced and begin to soil themselves again, when new baby arrives or the foreign patient in an hospital who is fearful/anxious and may regress to speakin in native language!
This is a defense M. that is a method of defending by forgetting or experiencing temp. amnesia?

2. It is the mind's way of protecting itself until it can cope w/overwhelming circumstances at a present time?

3. Clients w/post-traumatic stress syndrome may use this Defense M. to deal w/things to painful to face?
Repression
Ex: Diabetic client who may forget to make an appt. for reevaluation in six months!

Ex: Child who fails a test and "forgets" to tell the parents!
This Defense M. is the redirecting of a socially unacceptable impulse into a socially desirable behavior?

An ex. is when a doctor may suggest to a childless couple who do not want to adopt to get a hobby/or breed dogs/cats to substitute the desire?
Sublimination
Ex: the artist who expresses sexual impulses in paintings/sculptures!

Ex: Unmarried persons who wish for children and work in daycare centers to substitute the desire!
This Defense M. is attributing one's own thoughts/impulses to another individual as if they had originated in the other person? A form of defending oneself against feelings/urges that one does not want to admit are present?
Projection
Ex: Client may say "you're not helpful or caring" when it's the client that's not helpful!

Ex: Usually negative/unacceptable feelings or urges are projected usually by mentally ill clients!
This defense M. is shifting the emotional element of a situation from a threatening object to a nonthreatening one? It may when the client is very angry because the doctor did not explaine the procedure completely?
Displacement
Ex: When the client leaves the office and the door is slammed very hard and in reality the doctor is being slammed!
This defense M. is to cancel out a behavior or try to make amends. Is when the person is trying to make-up for inappropriate behavior/guilty feelings?
Undoing
Ex: the abusive person often showers the abused w/gifts after the abuse hoping to undo the bad behavior!
This defensive M. is consciously or unconsciously overemphasizing a characteristic to compensate for a real or imagined deficiency? Involves substituting a strength for a weakness and may be a healthy defense mechanism?
Compensation
Ex: the boy who cannot play football because of his physical trait,but may be able to achieve academic award!
This defense M. is when unconsciously you are trying to mimick another persons traits/behaviors in order to cope with feelings of inferiority/low self-image. Usually seen adolescents as they begin to identify w/ group & peers in order to keep up w/current trends & styles?
Identification
This defense M. is the unconscious refusal to acknowledge painful realities,feelings or experiences? Offers a temp. escape from the unpleasant event? It is when a person w/heart attack describes pain as "just indigestion" or when a cliet says "there must be a mistake" after hearing about lab results?
Denial
This defense M. is the mind's way of justifying behavior by offering an explanation other than a truthful response. It is often used to save face or avoid embarrassment? Usually there is a little bit of truth tied to the explanation? Usually the patient makes excuses like "he haves no time to do the exercises, because he haves to work?"
Rationalization
This defense M. is to cancel out a behavior or try to make amends. Is when the person is trying to make-up for inappropriate behavior/guilty feelings?
Undoing
Ex: the abusive person often showers the abused w/gifts after the abuse hoping to undo the bad behavior!
This defensive M. is consciously or unconsciously overemphasizing a characteristic to compensate for a real or imagined deficiency? Involves substituting a strength for a weakness and may be a healthy defense mechanism?
Compensation
Ex: the boy who cannot play football because of his physical trait,but may be able to achieve academic award!
This defense M. is when unconsciously you are trying to mimick another persons traits/behaviors in order to cope with feelings of inferiority/low self-image. Usually seen in adolescents as they begin to identify w/ group & peers in order to keep up w/current trends & styles?
Identification
This defense M. is the unconscious refusal to acknowledge painful realities,feelings or experiences? Offers a temp. escape from the unpleasant event? It is when a person w/heart attack describes pain as "just indigestion" or when a client says "there must be a mistake" after hearing about lab results?
Denial
This defense M. is the mind's way of justifying behavior by offering an explanation other than a truthful response. It is often used to save face or avoid embarrassment? Usually there is a little bit of truth tied to the explanation? Usually the patient that makes excuses that he haves no time to do the exercises, because he goes to work?
Rationalization
This defense M. is to cancel out a behavior or try to make amends. Is when the person is trying to make-up for inappropriate behavior/guilty feelings?
Undoing
Ex: the abusive person often showers the abused w/gifts after the abuse hoping to undo the bad behavior!
This defensive M. is consciously or unconsciously overemphasizing a characteristic to compensate for a real or imagined deficiency? Involves substituting a strength for a weakness and may be a healthy defense mechanism?
Compensation
Ex: the boy who cannot play football because of his physical trait,but may be able to achieve academic award!
This defense M. is when unconsciously you are trying to mimick another persons traits/behaviors in order to cope with feelings of inferiority/low self-image. Usually seen adolescents as they begin to identify w/ group & peers in order to keep up w/current trends & styles?
Identification
This defense M. is the unconscious refusal to acknowledge painful realities,feelings or experiences? Offers a temp. escape from the unpleasant event? It is when a person w/heart attack describes pain as "just indigestion" or when a cliet says "there must be a mistake" after hearing about lab results?
Denial
This defense M. is the mind's way of justifying behavior by offering an explanation other than a truthful response. It is often used to save face or avoid embarrassment? Usually there is a little bit of truth tied to the explanation? Usually the patient that makes excuses like "he haves no time to do the exercises, because he haves to work?"
Rationalization