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20 July, 06:38

Vito is angry when the school bus driver blames Vito for misbehaving when it actually was the child behind him who had been acting up. As he gets off the bus, he kicks the bus tire. Freud would say that Vito is unconsciously using the defense mechanism of:

(A) projection.

(B) displacement.

(C) repression.

(D) denial.

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  1. 20 July, 07:08
    (B) Displacement.


    Psychological Displacement is a term found by an Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, it is a mechanism of psychological defense wherein adverse emotions are transmitted to a much less compromising individual or subject from the initial source of the emotion.

    In this case Vito is unleashing his anger and emotion at a subject, which is a tire.
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