- during the oedipus complex aggressive thoughts about the same sex parents are repressed.
Denial-Involves blocking external event from awareness. If situation is to much to handle , the person refuses to experience it.
- smokers may refuse to admit that smoking is bad for their health.
Displacement-Satisfying an impulse with a substitute object.
- frustrated by his/her boss at work may go home and kick the dog.
Projection-Involves individuals attributing their own unacceptable thoughts,feelings and motives to another person.
- might hate someone but superego tells that hatred is unacceptable.
Regression - Movement back in psychological time when one is faced with stress
- child may suck or wet bed again , when needing some time in spent in hospital.
Sublimation-Satisfying an impulse with substitute object. In a socially acceptable way.
- sport is an example of putting emotions into something constructive.
Anal:the anus- withholding or expelling faeces