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Defensive Mechanisms. Freudian Psychoanalysis. defense mechanisms – “are psychological strategies brought into play by individuals, groups and even nations to cope with reality and to maintain self-image.” Simple terms, ways to protect the ego from outside influences

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defensive mechanisms

Defensive Mechanisms

Freudian Psychoanalysis

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defense mechanisms – “are psychological strategies brought into play by individuals, groups and even nations to cope with reality and to maintain self-image.”

  • Simple terms, ways to protect the ego from outside influences
  • Often referred to as a coping mechanism
  • Everybody uses defense mechanisms, but…
  • Four levels of defense mechanism, one being not so good, four being pretty normal
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Level 2 Defense Mechanisms

  • Obviously aren’t as bad as Level 1, but can be a real problem in excess
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Level 3!

  • Not as maladaptive as 2, everyone to some extent uses these defense mechanisms
level 4 defense mechanisms
Level 4 – Defense Mechanisms
  • commonly found among emotionally healthy adults and are considered the most mature