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psychoanalysis, behavior and behavior mechanisms
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
Sigmund Freud, known as the father of psychoanalysis, began the discussion of defense mechanisms in the nineteenth century, in relation to the subconscious defenses of the id, ego, and superego. These initial defense mechanisms were more clearly defined and analyzed by his daughter, Anna Freud, in the twentieth century. She created 10 major defense mechanisms, but the number of mechanisms has since been increased by later psychoanalysts.
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Bailey R, Pico J. Defense Mechanisms. [Updated 2020 Jun 5]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK559106/