Defense Mechanisms

Defense Mechanisms

 

This activity will help you to better understand how people use defense mechanisms on a daily basis as a coping strategy.  Define the following defense mechanisms and provide at least one example of how you or someone you know has used each of these in the recent past.

 

  1. Displacement
  2. Sublimation
  3. Project reaction formation
  4. Regression
  5. Rationalization
  6. Repression
  7. Denial
  8. Intellectualization

Your written response should be 2 to 3 pages in length (excluding title and references pages).  The paper should use APA formatting and include a title and reference page, even if the only resource used was the course textbook.  Please visit the Academic Resource Center for helpful guidelines on APA style and citations.

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