Freudian Defense Mechanisms: Definition, Levels & Examples


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A runner who trains twice as hard after suffering a big loss in a race is experiencing _____.

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1. A man who yells at his dog when he's upset with his girlfriend is experiencing _____.

2. A person who failed a class but tells people he got an A is experiencing denial. Why is this an unproductive way of dealing with disappointment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Defense mechanisms are how humans respond to stress, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your ability to identify and define examples of defense mechanisms used in various scenarios provided.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Freudian psychology
  • Types of defense mechanisms
  • Match up actions with corresponding defense mechanisms

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Freudian psychology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about defense mechanisms

Additional Learning

Learn about Freudian psychology by reviewing the accompanying lesson on Freudian Defense Mechanisms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the theories of Sigmund Freud
  • Understand how defense mechanisms work
  • Differentiate levels of defense mechanisms