Psychic Defense Mechanisms

Klein (1955) suggested that, from very early infancy, children adopt several psychic defense mechanisms to protect their ego agahist the anxiety aroused by their own destructive fantasies. These intense destructive feelings orighiate with oral-sadistic anxieties concerning the breast—the dreaded, destructive breast on the one hand and the satisfyhig, helpful breast on the other. To control these anxieties, infants use several psychic defense mechanisms, such as introjection, projection, splitting, and projective identification.

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