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Dedicating one's life to meeting the needs of others, for example, joining the Peace Corps after breaking up with a boyfriend, is an example of what type of defense mechanism?
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Altruism
Experiencing emotional reactions in advance or anticipating consequences of possible future evens and considering realistic, alternative responses or solutions is an example of what defense mechanism?
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Anticipation.
Excessive daydreaming as a substitute for human relationships, more effective action or problem solving is a defense mechanism called?
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Autistic fantasy
___________ is a defense mechanism where a person attributes exaggerated negative qualities to self or others.
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Devaluation
__________ is a term used to describe the transferring of a feeling or response from one object to another (usually less threatening) object.
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Displacement
Experiencing a breakdown in the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, perception of self or the environment or sensory or motor behavior is called?.
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Dissociation
While a woman is relating her experiences of sexual abuse as a child, she does it without feeling and expresses that she felt like she was above her body watching it happen. This is an example of what defense mechanism?
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Dissociation
Excessive use of abstract thinking or the making of generalizations to control or minimize disturbed feelings is a type of defense mechanism called?
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Intellectualization
Separation of ideas from the feelings originally associated with them. Example: Knowing that a violent crime happened to them without being in touch with the feelings related to the event.
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Isolation of Affect
What is projective identification?
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Falsely attributing one's own negatively feelings onto another, while acknowledging them as well. Example: A child is mad at her mom who in turn becomes mad at the child, who then feels justified for the initial anger.
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Substituting behavior, thoughts, or feelings that are opposed to one's own unacceptable thoughts or feelings, usually in conjunction with repression is called?
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Reaction formation: ex: telling friends that a husband's affairs are acceptable and not feeling any anger or hurt on a conscious level
Channeling potentially maladaptive feelings or impulses into societally acceptable behavior is called?
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Sublimation
What is the difference between suppression and repression?
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Suppression is intentional avoidance of something disturbing with the conscious intent of not thinking about it, whereas repression is the expelling of something disturbing from conscious awareness.
  
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