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In this clip, George, exhibits the Yerkes-Dodson Law when coming up with come backs. He’s way over stimulated and well….”That’s what I should have said!” Jerk Store
Here’s another id, ego, superego example, this time with Donald Duck.
Ross shows a bit of denial then reaction formation when he catches Joey and Rachel kissing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06PJ-V0QAJE
Perhaps a little displacement going on as Mr. Stephens (Bruce Willis) substitutes his dad’s hugs for hugs from Joey and Chandler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVZNy7Kbr4
In this clip we get several defense mechanisms. Rationalization from Chandler, a tiny bit of intellectualization from Rachel, then some rationalization from both of them, and a little regression from both too! Since Friends hit Netflix, many of my students … Continue reading
Jack Black’s character is angry at Will Farrel’s Ron Burgundy. Black’s character displaces his anger onto Burgundy’s beloved pet, Baxter, by tossing the dog into the water. While displacement doesn’t occur consciously, this could be an adequate clip.
Sheldon’s mom convinces him that he needs to get back together with Amy Farrah Fowler, without him knowing she’s convincing him.
This clip comes from the movie “50 First Dates,” a comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. Frequently when I teach about the types of amnesia, students bring up this movie. This clip is of “10 Second Tom” a man … Continue reading