Sigmund Freud was a famous (infamous?) Psychologist who thought that most of our motivations were subconscious reactions to life’s pressures and difficulties. He said we had several main ways of defending ourselves, psychologically, against difficulties in relationships, emotions and expectations. Those were Freudian Defense Mechanisms.
And here are some clips from movies and tv shows that illustrate Freud’s various theories of him.
Family Guy clip illustrating repression
Happy Gilmore_ Displacement
Friends – Rationalization
For the discussion, what are some examples from your life that illustrate each of Freud’s defense mechanisms?