Defense Mechanisms Quiz Quiz Statistics and Answer Key

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Splitting is often used by people with which personality disorder?
The correct answer is "Borderline"

Defense mechanisms begin developing during which part of life?
The correct answer is "Childhood"

True or False: Sublimation is an immature defense mechanism.
The correct answer is "False; it is a mature defense mechanism."

Which of the following is a neurotic defense mechanism?
The correct answer is "Dissociation"

In which of the following defense mechanisms does a person model after another person?
The correct answer is "Identification"

Which defense mechanism is always considered adaptive?
The correct answer is "Sublimation"

A person makes fun of his lisp when with new acquaintances. This is an example of:
The correct answer is "Humor"

True of False: Passive aggression is an immature defense mechanism.
The correct answer is "True"

A woman yells at her child when she is really angry at her husband. This is an example of:
The correct answer is "Displacement"

An ex-smoker lectures smokers about how disgusting cigarettes are, but he actually wants to smoke. What is this?
The correct answer is "Reaction formation"