Role Of Denial In Coping

An individual that utilizes denial as a coping skill throughout their life is extraordinarily nimble at avoiding glaring behaviors and actions of themselves and the people that they love. The motivation of drive theory of denial allows the individual in denial to reduce their inner turmoil and tension by pretending the unwanted situations are not there. As an example, Jean is a middle child in a family of six. She is the only girl and if often overwhelmed by the boys arguing and rough housing. She may have learned to cope with this by pretending that it was not going on. Perhaps she tattled on the boys, they were sent to their rooms as punishment, resulting in peace and quiet. Jean would later use this learned behavior to manipulate situations. …show more content…
Her parents are likely to have praised Jean for being a good girl; unaware that she was instigating Jean has learned from a young age that denial is a useful skill for her in coping with difficult or unpleasant situations. Being praised for behaving, Jean realizes if she is confronted for her actions, she will rely on her stellar reputation as a good girl, simply denying any ill behavior. Throughout life, Jean will function with denial as her coping mechanism. Advertisers cater to Jean and others that utilize denial, with ad campaigns that encourage denial of weight, trips to Vegas just to name a few. This simply encourages Jean and others that denial is an acceptable and useful tool to use when coping. When assessing incentive theory and denial it is likely, the incentive for perpetuating denial is avoiding and denying the incident the individual is able to reserve hope for a different scenario at the next encounter. Arousal theory suggests a need to adjust the levels of arousal with our actions and encounters. An individual that regularly practice 's denial will utilize this coping skill to regulate their arousal levels within their …show more content…
If I were to design a robotic memory storage system I would utilize the both the negative and positive aspects of the human memory. Focusing on the complexities of encoding long-term memories to store information. This system would encode information with sight, sound, smell, touch and experience. Emotion is a complex component that is virtually impossible to equate in this robotic memory system. Although, the robot would encode the information by senses for easier retrieval, emotion is the most important aspect of human memory. Currently, we have amazing computers that allow us to retrieve information with plethora key strokes. We can locate information with the name, date, as well as a few key words in an instant. The creation of a robot with a perfect memory is a pipedream that will likely never come to fruition, as emotion is fundamental when creating, encoding and retrieving human

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