States of Consciousness. Does consciousness exist? If so, how do we study it? Consciousness looked at as a p sychological Construct – a concept used to talk about something we can’t see, touch or measure. 2 main meanings. 1) Consciousness as sensory awareness.
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Repression – takes anxiety causing ideas and pushes them into the subconscious, occasionally they burst out in a different form.
Rationalization – uses self-deception to justify unacceptable behavior or ideas
Displacement – transfer of idea or impulse from threatening or unsuitable object to less threatening object
Regression – return to behavior characteristic of an earlier stage of development
Projection – project impulses or anxieties outward unto others. People see their faults in others.
Reaction formation acting contrary to genuine feelings to keep feelings hidden.
Sublimation – Channeling aggressive or unacceptable ideas or traits into acceptable behavior
Compensation – a person makes up for felt defect (real or imagined) by striving extra hard in another area
Conversion – expresses emotional conflicts through physical symptoms