Defense Mechanisms: Psychology Notes

Defense Mechanisms: Psychology Notes
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According to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory, defence mechanisms are psychological strategies that are brought into play by various entities to cope with reality and to maintain self-image. They are more accurately referred to as ego defence mechanisms and are categorized as occurring when:

· The id impulses are in conflict With each other

· The id impulses conflict with super-ego values and belief

· An external threat is posed to the ego.

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