PRIMITIVE DEFENSE MECHANISM

Psychoanalytically, the theory of protection against anxiety connected with the death instinct. Primitive defense mechanism have been identified as such tactics as denial, splitting and idealization.

PRIMITIVE DEFENSE MECHANISM: "Protection is a primitive defense mechanism in psychoanalytical theory."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRIMITIVE DEFENSE MECHANISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primitive-defense-mechanism/ (accessed July 17, 2019).
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