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Eight principle defense mechanisms identified by Freud

What are the eight principle defense mechanisms identified by Freud? What is the primary purpose of these mechanisms?

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he eight principle defense mechanisms identified by Freud are repression, regression, reaction formation, rationalization, projection, denial, identification, dissociation.

Primary purposes:
Repression - the barring from conscious thought of painful, disagreeable thoughts, experiences, and/or impulses. Energy is expended so that the individual has less available energy.
Regression - Behavior, ...

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This solution was about the defense mechanisms that Freud identified.

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