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Introduction to Psychology 11th Edition

Introduction to Psychology (11th Edition)

Book Edition11th Edition
PublisherCengage Learning
Section 14.2: Personality Traits
Section 14.3: Personality Assessment
Chapter 14, Section 14.1, Concept check, Exercise 4
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Match these Freudian defense mechanisms with the situations that follow:

regressiona. A man who is angry with his neighbor goes deer hunting.
denialb. A smoker insists there is no convincing evidence that smoking impairs health.
projectionc. Someone who secretly enjoys pornography campaigns to outlaw pornography.

d. A man who beats his wife writes a book arguing that people have an instinctive

need for aggressive behavior.

reaction formatione. Someone who has difficulty dealing with others resorts to pouting and crying.

f. A boss takes credit for an employee's idea because "If I get the credit, our de-

partment will look good and all employees will benefit."

sublimationg. Someone with an impulse to shout obscenities writes novels.


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