Psych 101 writing - I was in denial about my boyfriend cheating on me when I would not acknowledge that he was seeing other women 2 Repression

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WRITING ASSIGNMENT – PSYCHOLOGY 101 Dr. P. Goldentyer – Summer 2002 This assignment is to demonstrate that you have learned new psychological concepts, and have learned to apply them to your own life. The goal is to both learn psychology and gain personal insight. As we come to new concepts, try them “on for size”; see how they might apply in your own life. When you find a concept that does apply, write it up as follows. 1. (Number the concept) The concept ( Boldface or underlined ). Next, write the definition of the concept. Then write a short paragraph that shows how it applies to your own life. It must be used appropriately, so that it demonstrates your understanding of the concept. Example: 1. Denial. Denial” is one of Freud’s defense mechanisms in which the person’s unconscious protects him/her from overwhelming anxiety, by not admitting that something has occurred.
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Unformatted text preview: I was in denial about my boyfriend cheating on me, when I would not acknowledge that he was seeing other women. 2. Repression. “Repression” is another of Freud’s defense mechanisms in which the unconscious protects from overwhelming anxiety, by forgetting a painful experience, by burying it in the unconscious, so it is not remembered. 1 When I went to talk to my divorce lawyer, I could not remember a lot of the bad things that had occurred in my marriage. They were so painful that I had repressed them. Each concept that is used appropriately , and with no grammar or spelling mistakes will earn two points. You may submit a maximum of twenty concepts for 40 points . Must be word-processed . Assignment due date on syllabus . Late papers lose half the points. (Instead of two points per concept, only one.) 2...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course BEHAVIORAL 101 taught by Professor Pgoldentyer during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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Psych 101 writing - I was in denial about my boyfriend cheating on me when I would not acknowledge that he was seeing other women 2 Repression

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