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Psychoanalytic Theory: Defense Mechanisms

Jade is a high school student with absent parents who often skips class. She would rather spend time with her boyfriend than do much else.

A counselor talks with her during an initial session and a follow up at 6:11. At 9:05 defense mechanisms are mentioned as coping strategies. Which of the following defense mechanisms (compensation, denial, minimizing, escapism, idealization, rationalization, regression) did you see in the video? Explain the defense mechanism and how Jades actions represented it.

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