Unformatted text preview: Manage stress from denying ID impulses and life stress Manage delay capacity SUPEREGO Represents rights and wrongs as taught by significant people in life. Conscience • Prevents us from behaving in a morally improper way Defense Mechanisms of the Ego Unconscious strategies aid the ego in reducing stress Can be healthy if not overused We are unaware that we are using them at the time 6 Defense Mechanisms: Denial – fool oneself into believing stress does not exist Repression – push painful events and stressors into unconscious Projection – see own negative traits in others Regression – return to less stressful state because an event is so painful Reaction-Formation – situation so painful that one goes to the opposite extreme Displacement – shift stress to less painful object...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSYC 1000 taught by Professor Handron during the Spring '08 term at East Carolina University .
- Spring '08