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    vacation turns deadly. The travel to Florida, against the grandmother 's wishes, where a murderer is on the run. The story ends as this murderer, the Misfit, slaughters the family the family, who is stranded in the woods after their car crashes. The Misfit is the main antagonist in this Southern Gothic story, but there is more to his motive to kill than spite and malice. As proved with psychological explanations and textual evidence, the Misfit 's murderous impulses are caused by subconscious undertones of defense mechanisms: displacement, denial, and projection. The Misfit is a man who seems to have had a troubling childhood, and he justifies his traumatic childhood memories with the defense mechanism known as displacement. Displacement can be seen as the need to satisfy an underlying issue with a substitute object or action (Psychology Today). The Misfit does not accept his personal life and past, so he satisfies his feelings of discontent and neglect by making others suffer.…

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    Anxiety Defense Mechanisms

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    defense mechanisms will result in negative effects. These effects can be bad for the person’s health using the mechanisms, and it can also have negative effects for their friends and family. Defense mechanisms that can have negative effects are displacement, denial, and repression. Denial is a harmful way to cope with anxiety. A person using denial might enjoy completely believing the opposite of their anxiety, but in the long run it will have negative effects on them. When a drug addict…

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    emotions of love and anger create an internal conflict that Lucy did not know how to deal with. She felt torn because she wants to have these deep connections yet feel angry that people are abandoning her. Triangle of Conflict – Anxiety: The internal conflict between love and anger increases Lucy’s anxiety. She experienced these anxiety in her striated muscle and smooth muscle by reporting that she often get headaches when having to deal with other people. She also experiences a lot of somatic…

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    Five Defense Mechanisms

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    Defensive Mechanisms Read the section on defense mechanisms on page 159, Figure 5.4 in the textbook. Describe those defense mechanisms that you recall other people using. Using first names only, describe who and how each person used the defense mechanism. (Describe at least five defense mechanisms.) Rationalization: One of the most common defense mechanisms is rationalization, the development of a logical but false explanation that protects a person’s self-concept. (p.159) Example 1: Nick a…

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    After being diagnosed with cancer many patients experience an “existential plight” that comes with intense emotional distress. This then leads them to developing psychological distress symptoms which can harm their quality of life. This raises chances of developing depression. Edward Helmes’ article "The Construct Of Alexithymia: Associations With Defense Mechanisms." discusses how the inability to process emotions leads to a regression in emotional capacity. Being unable to handle emotions…

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    Assignment 4: Nonprofit Profitability Ensures Steady Cash Flow According to the Reliable Cash Flow Projections sheet the organization referred to in Chapter 10 requires a cash flow of $13,462 per day to stay in the black, without any profit (McLaughlin, 2009, p. 137) and according to The Balance Sheet the organization has only enough cash on hand $16,190 which is only a little over the organization’s one day’s operational needs (McLaughlin, 2009, p. 125). What is most troublesome about the…

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    The six are repression, projection, displacement, sublimation, denial, and regression. Repression, the most important mechanism was the first Freud discovered. “Repression is an unconscious mechanism employed by the ego to keep disturbing or threatening thoughts from becoming conscious” (Defense Mechanisms). Things that are repressed are thoughts that would make you feel guilty. The next defense mechanism is projection. Projection is the act of placing ones thoughts and acts onto someone or…

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    This concept was an individual’s distortion of a negative event that has happened in the person’s life to reduce the psychological effects. The distortions that occur usually do so in the unconscious mind, which Freud spoke about quite a bit in his career. Freud recognized six different defense mechanisms that occur that characterize human behavior, as well as, cognitive behavior. A brief description of each…

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    The psychological effect of sexual abuse as studied by psychology- describe how sexual abuse alters cognitive development through the basic trends in research in sexual abuse in childhood in general. Different behaviors that can be attributed from childhood sexual abuse have been identified. These developed Behaviors include: domestic violence & continued sexual abuse, accordingly connect to religious identity then into a worldview. Also the effects of Spirituality Individual differences in…

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    possibilities is when children take the life they are presented with and learn to use it as a form of motivation to aid in the betterment of their lives. Situations have also been known to morph completely opposite when children become overwhelmed, feel no hope of escaping, and their motivation plummets. Society needs to become fully aware of the effects of domestic violence on children because of these scenarios and many others that can be orchestrated. Domestic violence is a pattern…

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