PRIMITIVE DEFENSE MECHANISM

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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., Sam M.S., "PRIMITIVE DEFENSE MECHANISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primitive-defense-mechanism/ (accessed July 1, 2022).

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