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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. ¬†ūüôā

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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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