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Freudian Defense Mechanisms (With Examples)

Describe at least three Freudian defense mechanisms and give examples of situations in which a person might use these defense mechanisms.

Solution Summary

In this answer, I begin by explaining what Freud meant by the term "defense mechanism". I go on to identify and define three different defense mechanisms, giving examples of how each defense mechanism might be seen in real life.