Tag Archives: displacement

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- 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–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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