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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 6 PSY 257 February 19, 2009 Defense Mechanisms A) George Vaillant a. Psychiatrist, said we all use defense mechanisms, some more mature than others b. Ok to use mature mechanisms, four groups i. Psychotic: Denial & Delusions 1. Escaping to a different reality 2. We cant just say something & do away with reality ii. Immature: Projection & Hypochondriasis 1. Cant always use these things to get attention iii. Neurotic: Isolation & Displacement 1. Dont let our problems get blown out of proportion, not such bad methods iv. Mature: Sublimination, Humor, & Suppression 1. Good to channel negative energy into something positive, suppression is ok because youre postponing but you can always return to it Processes? A) Distinction between these two processes is important B) Primary a. Language of the ID b. Experimental thinking. Even before we can articulate things, our gut feelings help us out C) Secondary a. Rational thinking where everything is made explicit...
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