101 Defenses: How the Mind Shields Itself by Jerome S. Blackman
English | 2003-12-10 | ISBN: 0415946956 | 232 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB
Defenses are mental operations that restore or maintain psychic equilibrium when people feel that they cannot manage emotions that stem from conflict; they remove components of unpleasant emotions from conscious awareness. For example, using sex, food, or hostility to relieve tension–that's a defense–catalogued here as entry number 68: Impulsivity. Screaming at someone can be a defense.