Tag Archives: Defense mechanisms

Defense Mechanisms- The Big Bang Theory

Sheldon exhibits some more defense mechanisms (regression, sublimation)…He makes this too easy sometimes! Advertisements

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Sublimation- The Big Bang Theory

Sheldon diverts his sorrow over his break up with Amy by collecting cats.  🙂

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Defense Mechanisms- Friends

Ross shows a bit of denial then reaction formation when he catches Joey and Rachel kissing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06PJ-V0QAJE

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Defense Mechanisms- Friends

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

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Defense Mechanisms- Friends

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

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Defense Mechanisms- Anchor Man

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.

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Defense Mechanisms- Step Brothers

In this clip, Richard regresses to a child like state when his mom tells him she’s getting married.

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Defense Mechanisms–The Big Bang Theory

Penny takes out some of her frustrations on her apartment door and hilarity ensues.

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Defense Mechanisms–How I Met Your Mother

http://www.movieweb.com/tv/TE4jh49cJj9W6d/chain-of-screaming In this clip, Barney explains his “Chain of Screaming” where he takes out his anger and frustration on someone else.  Sounds like displacement to me! Youtube took down my original clip, so hopefully this one works! Thanks to @highschoolpsych … Continue reading

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