This is a detailed, graphic, brand new 2013 PDF document to be utilized in any Psychology course in which you present a unit on Psychoanalytic theory, and wish to hone in on Freudian ego defense mechanisms (Psych I, II, or AP Psychology). The activity could take a full class period, depending on how long you wish the lecture to go and where you plan to move the students from here -- to personal connections, examples, or relate to a film/short story/television show or character (so easily relatable!)
I have used this with great success (and FUN!) in my Psych I course in the past, as students are generally intrigued by Freudian theory and find it rather accessible to their lives -- and those they love and spend time with daily. It essentially is a set of guided notes, where the first two pages are student printables, with which certain detailed information is left blank (with underlined space) for them to write the information you provide in a mini-lecture; you'll find the necessary information for such a lecture on pages 3-4, so all the work is done for you!
With this in-class activity, students are invited to develop the Common Core Standards of 21st Century Skills, including communication and collaboration, problem-solving, AND critical thinking; they also will be working within the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (eg. moving beyond understanding to application, analysis, and evaluation), depending on how you proceed from these detailed notes/examples with each of the 13 Freudian defense mechanisms!
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