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Unformatted text preview: Super ego: contains memory of rules, prohibitions we learned from parents, rest of society Defense Mechanisms (know types): reactions that try to ward off/decrease anxiety by various means Displacement: placing emotion from one object onto another safer target Regression: returning to more child-like state rather than handling in adult manner Reaction formation: behave opposite effect Sublimation:direct energy toward constructive behavior Projection: place ones emotions onto target Denial: refuse to accept reality b/c too threatening Rationalization: make excuses or reasons that nothing is wrong Repression: prevent threatening thoughts from entering conscious Overall evidence on validity...
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- Fall '08