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DEFENSE_MECHANISMSAngelsum - DEFENSE MECHANISMS There will...

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DEFENSE MECHANISMS There will be no quiz on these. They are presented for your own edification . Defense Mechanisms are unconscious distortions of reality used to protect one's self imagine. If we had infinite courage and were as logical as Mr/ Spock on Star Trek, we probably wouldn't need them. Fallacies are one type of defense mechanism. Here are the others. Repression -- pushing unacceptable thoughts, feelings, or experiences into the unconscious mind. For example, Sigmund Freud the founder of modern psychology, had patients with paralyzed limbs. A medical exam showed nothing physically wrong with them. After much psychoanalysis, he discovered they had usually repressed sexual feeeling which were considered taboo at the time. The repressed energy emerged as psycho-somatic illnesses. It can emerge in other wyas too. In fact Frued was sure that repressed feelings inevitably return to be expressed in some form. Displacement
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Howard during the Spring '11 term at College of Southern Nevada.

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