Using ego defense mechanisms is often a way of buying time while we [White people] consciously or unconsciously wrestle with more realistic solutions for whatever is troubling us.
Pertaining to modern day race relations between European Americans and African Americans, for example, have we reached the point that ego defenses have actually become conscious defenses on the part of a significant number of White people?
Many psychotic phenomena--especially paranoid thinking--can limit a patient's ability to define and incorporate boundaries into 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.
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
1 Thomas Strentz, "Law Enforcement Policy and Ego Defenses
of the Hostage," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, April 1979, 1.
Moreover, a variety of symptoms were said to occur with the transition; these included subjective discomfort, confusion, mood swings, ego defenses
, impulsivity, acting-out, and heightened physical and somatic complaints (Erikson, 1956, 1963, 1968).
The ego defenses
, which have a particular influence on the musculature by increasing tension, prevent the conscious experience of such intrapsychic turmoil to reach conscious awareness.
In each issue where ego defenses
are clearly involved, the patient is also demonstrating efforts to compensate for cognitive disturbance with only partial success.