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Counter Explores the nature and manifestations of defense mechanisms--repression, displacement, denial, etc. Traces ego defense theory and research from Freud's initial conceptualization through recent work in object-relations theory and other psychoanalytically-oriented approaches. Renowned contributors provide the rationale for their measurement techniques, describe them in detail, offer reliability and validity data along with illustrations of usefulness.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Defense mechanisms (Psychology)Defense mechanisms (Psychology) Testing, Defense Mechanisms, Ego, Psychoanalytic Therapy methods