Mechanics of Defense Mechanisms

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Mechanics of Defense Mechanisms:

DEFENSE MECHANISM PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESS RELEVANT EXAMPLE
Rationalization Providing rational justification for one's failures. Committing fraud "because everyone is doing it."
Regression Individual resorting to an earlier immature behavior. Boss shouting at a junior.
Aggression Venting aggression toward persons or objects unrelated to original source of frustration. Being rude to a subordinate after an argument with the boss.
Fantasy Daydream in order to escape from work. Employee day-dreams of correcting the boss in a meeting and being called real brains of the company.
Negativism Active or passive resistance operating subconsciously. Manager rejecting committee recommendations because he cannot join the committee.
Resignation, flight or withdrawal Getting away from a place where anxiety and conflict is experienced. Student quitting a course after failing the exam.

Additional Readings:

1. Human Relations Movement according to Fred Luthans
2. Definition of Organization Behavior
3. Fundamental Concepts of Organizational Behavior
4. Unconscious Behavior and Sigmund Freud
5. Mechanics of Defense Mechanisms
6. Content and Process, and Abraham Maslow's Need-Hierarchy Theory
7. Theory of motivation by Herzberg
8. Definition of Morale
9. Ego States
10. Determinants of Personality
11. Definition of Perception
12. Attitude, Belief, and Ideology
13. Stress and State of Exhaustion
14. Leadership and Leadership Styles
15. Path-Goal Leadership

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