DEFENCE MECHANISMS

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Across:

1. Encountering failure or frustration in some sphere of activity, Jessica overemphasizes another.
6. Connie deals with emotional conflict or internal or external stressors by experiencing emotional reations in advance of possible future events and considering realistic solutions.
7. Adeling deals with emotional conflict by emphasizing the amusing or ironic aspects of the conflict.
9. Russel deals with emotional conflict by the excessive use of abstract thinking or the making of generalizations to control disturbing feelings.
10. Overestimation of the desirable qualities & underestimation of the limitations of a desired object.
11. Fattah deals with internal & external stressors by dedication to meeting the needs of other.
12. Similar to introjection, but less intensity and completeness. The unconscious modeling of one's self upon another person.
13. The process of assimilation of the picture of an object (as the individual conceives the object to be).
14. Splitting-off a group of thoughts or activities from the main portion of consciousness; compartmentalization.
16. The assimilation of the object into one's ego and/or superego.
21. Also detected when the individual is in group therapy & consists of redirecting attention to another group member.
22. Failing to recognize obvious implications or consequences of a thought, act or situation.
25. The term used to explain the coexistence within the ego of contradictory states, representative of self and others, as well as attitudes to self and others.
26. This dm produces a deep-seated opposition to the bringing of repressed data to awareness.
28. The splitting-off of the emotional components from a thought.
29. Kasui deals with emotional conflict by feeling or acting as if she possesses special powers or abilities and is superior to others.
30. Conflicts are presented by physical symptoms involving portions of the body innervated by sensory or motor nerves. The dm is always pathological.
31. The involuntary exclusion of a painful or conflictual thought, impulse, or memory from awareness.
32. Attribution one's thoughts or impulses to another person; limited to unacceptable or undesirable impulses.

Down:

2. An object or act represents a complex group or objects and acts, some of which may be conflictual or unacceptable to the ego.
3. Through this dm, the individual secures alternative or substitutive gratification comparable to those that would have been employed had frustration not occurred.
4. Offering a socially acceptable and apparently more logical explanation for an act or decision actually produced by unconscious impluses.
5. Through this dm, Victor secures alternative or substitutive gratification comparable to those that would have been employed had frustration not occurred.
8. A change in the object by which an instinctual drive is to be satisfied; shifting the emotional component from one object or idea to another.
15. Godfrey deals with emotional conflict by attributing exaggerated negative qualities to self or others.
17. Rosnani deals with emotional conflict by complaining or making requests for help that disguise covert feelings or hostility or reproach towards others.
18. The mechanism of relieving the mind of a load of guilt by making up or reparation (paying up with interest).
19. Duhari deals with emotional conflict by turning to others for help or support.
20. An act or communication which partially negates a previous one.
23. A dm consisting of refusal to encounter situations, objects, or activities because they represent uncounscious sexual or aggressive impulses &/or punishment for those impulses.
24. The cessation of the process of development of the personality at a stage short of complete and uniform mature independence.
27. The conscious analog of repression; intentional exclusion of material from consciousness.