Definitions for "Defense mechanism"
in Freud's theory, a process that distorts reality to prevent the individual from being overwhelmed by anxiety. 444
Automatic psychological process that protects the individual against anxiety and from awareness of internal or external stressors or dangers. Defense mechanisms mediate the individual's reaction to emotional conflicts and to external stressors. Some defense mechanisms (e.g., projection, splitting, and acting out) are almost invariably maladaptive. Others, such as suppression and denial, may be either maladaptive or adaptive, depending on their severity, their inflexibility, and the context in which they occur.
Unconscious reaction or response whose purpose is to protect the individual from anxiety-producing stimuli.
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( psych.) - A way of escaping stressful thoughts or situations, by mentally forming new thoughts detached from reality.
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