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Unformatted text preview: Week 5 DQ 2 Discussion Question 2: • Due Date Day 4 [post to the Main forum] • Post your response to these questions: Using the table on p. 421 of your text, what defense mechanisms have you noticed in the people around you? What do you see as the advantages and disadvantages of these defense mechanisms? I would have to say that my mother experiences denial. My mom is a recovering addict, clean for 7+ years now, who denies it was her fault for me and my three sibling’s upbringing. She was "stressed, she could not handle my dad running off all the time, she felt alone", etc. I know my dad was gone for the majority of our childhood but she blames him for EVERYTHING....to the point where I want to tell her enough with the excuses and admit that you were not a good mother. Harsh, I know but I have sacrificed a lot for my kids because that is what I am supposed to do as a mother, so it is very hard for me to have sympathy for other parents who screw their kids out of a good life for selfish reasons. I have a child in my daycare who I would say has some early signs of identification. He is always looking to see what my 6 year old son is doing before he makes any move. I know that is normal for kids to do but what I find a little abnormal is how when he is at home he will ask his mom (constantly) to buy him this or that so he can be like Jadin, even goes as far as having to have the same hairstyles my son has; If Jadin gets a new hairstyle, you can bet that within a few days this child will show up with the same one....
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- Spring '10
- Defence mechanism, Psychological projection, huge problem, double mint twin