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CSU Freud Defenses

CSU Freud Defense Mechanisms

Displacement Taking out impulses on a less threatening target Slamming a door instead of hitting as person or yelling at a child when angry with an adult
Intellectualization Avoiding unacceptable emotions by focusing on the intellectual aspects Focusing on the details of a funeral as opposed to the sadness and grief
Projection Placing unacceptable impulses in yourself onto someone else When losing an argument, a person feels stupid, and to cope with this, calls the other person "stupid."
Rationalization Supplying a logical or rational reason as opposed to the real reason Stating that you were fired because you didn't kiss up the the boss
Reaction formation Taking the opposite belief because the true belief causes anxiety A person who is angry with a colleague actually ends up being particularly courteous and friendly towards them
Regression Returning to a previous stage of development Sitting in a corner and crying after hearing bad news; throwing a temper tantrum when you don't get your way
Repression Pulling painful thoughts or memories into the unconscious Forgetting sexual abuse from your childhood due to the trauma and anxiety
Sublimation Acting out unacceptable impulses in a socially acceptable way (a mature response) Channeling your aggressive impulses toward a career as a boxer; lifting weights to release 'pent up' energy
Suppression A conscious choice not dwell on painful for troubling thoughts Making a point of not worrying about tomorrows test when playing reading your child a bedtime story
Somatization The transformation of negative feelings towards others into pain or illness Developing a stomach ache before work on the first day of a new job
Altruism Constructive service to others that brings pleasure and personal satisfaction (a mature response)
Hypochondriasis An excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. Due to anxietey about an impeneding divorce, an individual begins to fear he/she has cancer
Intellectualization A form of isolation; concentrating on the intellectual components of a situation so as to distance oneself from the associated anxiety-provoking emotions; separation of emotion from ideas;
Humor Pointing out the funny or ironic aspects of a situation (not laughing AT others) (a mature response)
Denial Dealing with anxiety provoking information or situation by stating that it doesn't exist insisting that your physician's diagnosis of cancer is incorrect and seeking a second opinion, then a third...
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