PSY 308: Theories of personality

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Week 1 – Discussion Question #2

What did Freud mean when he said that the ego is caught in the middle, pressured by three insistent and opposing forces?  What happens to a person when the ego does not effectively do its job? Additionally describe how each of the following defense mechanisms protects us against anxiety: reaction formation, projection, and sublimation.  Give examples to demonstrate this.

250 – Word Minimum Answer – one citation/reference required

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Week 1 – Discussion Question #2

What did Freud mean when he said that the ego is caught in the middle, pressured by three insistent and opposing forces?  What happens to a person when the ego does not effectively do its job? Additionally describe how each of the following defense mechanisms protects us against anxiety: reaction formation, projection, and sublimation.  Give examples to demonstrate this.

250 – Word Minimum Answer – one citation/reference required

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