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Psychological Defenses

Psychological Defenses

Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will explain how psychological defense mechanisms are utilized in different situations.

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Terms to Know
  • Defense Mechanisms

    Unconscious learned patterns of protecting oneself from anxiety.

  • Depression

    A mood disorder marked by low affect or emotion and reduced activity, lack of enjoyment in activities, and feelings of loneliness and hopelessness.

  • Hope

    The feeling that things will get better and that a person isn't helpless.

  • Learned Helplessness

    When a person learns over time that they are unable to overcome or escape certain obstacles and learns to accept them.