Multidimensional perfectionism and ego defenses
. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 19, 41-54.
Freud referred to psychological defensiveness generally as ego defense
To examine the multivariate relationship between the racial identity statuses of White counselor trainees and the ego defense
mechanisms used to manage their anxiety during racially provocative counseling and supervision situations, we used a canonical correlation procedure.
The unconscious mind chimes in with ego defense
mechanisms, which allow the ego to deal with the anxiety and respond to the stress.
In each issue where ego defenses
are clearly involved, the patient is also demonstrating efforts to compensate for cognitive disturbance with only partial success.
Freud (1933) on the other hand, has characterized this situation as the one in which, the normal individual's, unconscious wishes lead to motor behavior which are inhibited by ego defenses
. He points out, however, that when there is pathological enfeeblement of ego defenses
or pathological enforcement of unconscious excitation, "forbidden" unconscious impulses and potential motor expression may coexist.
Not religious leaders, but psychologists grapple with what it means to transcend individualistic aspects of the self such as excessive self-interest and ego defenses
, which have dominated American society--or at least marketing--since the 1970s.
(8) Thomas Strentz, "Law Enforcement Policy and Ego Defenses
The men who go to the wilderness to participate in the Men's Rites of Passage face five days of silence and rituals that strip away ego defenses
and make them aware of their own grief, loss and suffering.
were measured with the Hebrew version of the Ego Defenses
Scale, one of the Child Suicidal Potential Scales.
2) recommended preceding hypnotherapeutic techniques with general ego-strengthening suggestions to strengthen his/her confidence and general ego defenses
. Stanton (1979) preferred the name ego-enhancement, and equated it with increasing one's sense of internal control.
Control is achieved through the resolution of object conflict, which is done through the use of ego defenses