George Vaillant and Defense Mechanisms

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George Vaillant is a(n) _____ psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

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1. Freud considered all of the following parts of the human personality, EXCEPT _____.

2. An example of a defense mechanism in Vaillant's level 1 is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

George Vaillant is a Harvard psychiatrist, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of his theory. Some terms you'll be assessed on include the types and examples of defense mechanisms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • George Vaillant
  • Freud's influence
  • Types of defense mechanisms

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding defense mechanisms and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding defense mechanisms

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson George Vaillant and Defense Mechanisms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand George Vaillant's theory
  • Understand the influence of Freud's work on Vaillant's theory
  • Know the meaning of defense mechanism
  • Differentiate types of defense mechanisms
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