defense mechanisms

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Psychology

 

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Freda E

 

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June 19, 2012

 

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University

 

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There are several different types of defense mechanisms. Some of the most commonly used defense mechanisms are repression, which is forgetting painful or dangerous thoughts; denial, refusing to admit the unpleasant reality; rationalization, justifying or substituting socially acceptable reasons; projection, transferring unacceptable motives or impulses to others and regression, which is responding to a threatening situation in a way that you would at an earlier age...
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The defense mechanism that I found the most interesting and one of the one's that I see the most of working with my clients is displacement. Displacement is substituting a less threatening object for the original object of impulse. Many of the teens that I work with have been hurt, abused, neglected, lied to, and disappointed by someone in their lives...
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