DEFENSE MECHANISMS-
Download
1 / 10

Positive Defenses - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 69 Views
  • Uploaded on

DEFENSE MECHANISMS- *Ways people deal with stresses in their lives. Used to try to solve problems, hide or counterbalance feelings or actions. *Defense mechanisms do not usually get rid of the problem, and are often negative or not a very effective way to deal with stress. Positive Defenses.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Positive Defenses' - zephr-flowers


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

DEFENSE MECHANISMS-*Ways people deal with stresses in their lives. Used to try to solve problems, hide or counterbalance feelings or actions. *Defense mechanisms do not usually get rid of the problem, and are often negative or not a very effective way to deal with stress.


Positive defenses
Positive Defenses

  • Direct Attack: Recognize the heart of the problem

    • Work to solve the problem

    • The goals must be realistic

    • “If I look at this realistically, I can set my goals and overcome this problem”

  • Sublimation: redirecting bad or unacceptable behavior/emotions into positive behavior.

  • We sublimate the desire to fight into the ritualistic

  • activities of formal competition.

  • -When I’m angry, I box at the gym.


Negative Defenses

  • Compensation: covering a weakness

    by overachieving in another area.

    • May be negative or positive

    • “OK, maybe I’ll never be able to pass the class, but I’ll have fun and that teacher will be sorry”

  • Daydreaming: escaping from an unpleasant situation by using your imagination.

  • Living in a fantasy world

  • “I love animals so much, so even if I fail biology

    I can still be a veterinarian”


  • Denial: failure to accept reality.

  • “This is not happening. It can’t happen to me.”

  • Displacement: the transfer of negative emotions from one person or thing to an unrelated person or thing.

  • “I did so poorly on my SAT, I’ll just go home and kick my dog.”


  • Projection: Blame other people or things for your failure

  • Use a scapegoat

  • “It’s my math teacher’s fault I failed the test”

  • Rationalization: justifying when you behave irrationally.

  • “We got caught up in the romance of the moment.. And now I’m pregnant!”


More mechanisms
MORE MECHANISMS!

  • Regression: using childlike ways for expressing emotions.

  • Crying, name calling, throwing things,

    swearing.

  • Repression: subconsciously blocking out unpleasant memories

  • “I can remember everything up to the accident, but nothing after that.”


Still more
STILL MORE!!

  • Reaction formation: expressing emotions that are the exact opposite of what you feel.

    • Conceal anger/hate with kindness.

    • Teasing/bothering someone you like.

  • Conversion: Transfer the energy of a desire you can’t express into a physical complaint or symptom (headache, stomach aches)

  • “I think I have the flu… I can’t take my test today.”


  • Idealization – Valuing something more than it is worth.

    • Yourself (conceited) “I am so wonderful. Everyone has to like me.”

    • Others or possession (money, house, car)

    • “I need that new Coach purse! It will complete me!!!”

  • Giving Up – No situation = No problem

  • “It doesn’t matter. I don’t care”


Last one
LAST ONE!!!

  • Substitution: replacing an unattainable goal with an attainable goal to relieve disappointment.

  • “I am not good at football so I will try the swim team.”


Assignment
Assignment

  • In your group (2 people) create a situation (example) for your assigned defense mechanism.

  • Write the name of the defense mechanism.

  • Tell the definition and give an example demonstrating it.

  • Include an image or symbol to remember defense mechanism.


ad