Mosaic 851 - Mosaic 851, Section 77 Dr. David Racker James...

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Mosaic 851, Section 77 Dr. David Racker James Soyemi Topic Question #2 Every day we face situations which cause stress and anxiety. These situations would be overwhelming for us if we did not have strategies for coping with them. Defense mechanisms are good things, because it gives individuals different methods of reasoning the realities of life. Although it’s two different aspect of unconsciousness, defense mechanisms contribute to neurosis. Two case studies from the text show the connection between repression and regression as defense mechanism. It also show how both relates to obsessional neurosis. Regression and repression are two of the major defense mechanisms we use according to Freud. The definition he gives for these terms are quite complex compared to the brief definition given in the PowerPoint document. As a result of the case studies we see the usage of defense mechanisms can lead to neurosis. Frued’s Lectures proves that defense mechanisms contribute to neurosis. Regression and repression particularly leads to obsessional neurosis. The situation the patient goes through
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course INTELLECTU 0851 taught by Professor Dr.racker during the Spring '10 term at Temple.

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Mosaic 851 - Mosaic 851, Section 77 Dr. David Racker James...

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