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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (2021) | Physician Assistant (PA) School Study Aid


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Fixation
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Defense Mechanism
Example
Tantrum
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59 secs
Idealization
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Defense Mechanism
Example
Idealization
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1 min
Identification
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Unconscious Mimicking
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59 secs
Intellectualization
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Leukemic Patient Intellectualizing
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1 min
Isolation (of Affect)
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
No Emotional Response
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1 min
Passive Aggression
Characteristics
Indirect Expression of Opposition
Immature Ego Defense
Associations
Borderline Personality Disorder
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1 min
Projection
Definition
Attributing Unacceptable Internal Impulse To Others
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Person With Hostile Feelings Accusing Others Of Hostility Or Anger 
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2 mins
Rationalization
Definition
Justifying Unacceptable Behavior Using Seemingly Logical Explanation
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Breaking Diet Because It's The Weekend
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Reaction Formation
Characteristics
Actions Oppose Feelings
Immature Ego Defense
Unconscious Process
Exaggerated Behavior
Reverse Cinderella Story
Immature Sublimation
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1 min
Regression
Characteristics
Reversion to a Younger State
Immature Ego Defense
Involuntary
Stress-Induced
Opposite of Fixation
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1 min
Repression
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Memory Loss
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1 min
Splitting
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Association
Borderline Personality Disorder
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1 min
Sublimation
Mechanism
Mature Ego Defense
Unconscious
Example
Socially Acceptable
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1 min
Altruism
Mechanism
Unconscious And Conscious
Mature Ego Defense
Example
Making Donation
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59 secs
Suppresion
Mechanism
Intentional
Mature Ego Defense
Example
Switching Focus
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2 mins
Humor
Mechanism
Mature Ego Defense
Lightheartedly Expressing
Example
Jokes
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1 min

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