unconsciously forgetting that which we do not want to remember.
(see also textbook glossary) Freud's theory that memories for unpleasant events are preserved, but prevented from entering conscious awareness.
the process by which emotionally threatening experiences are banished from the conscious mind to the unconscious mind. (288)
A psychological defense mechanism whereby the volatile impulses of the id--irrational desires, ideas, or fears--are unconsciously excluded from the conscious mind or transformed into less threatening form. (See "sublimation.") In mythology, according to Joseph Campbell, the process repression accounts for the presence of threatening figures such as dragons and demons that, if confronted and acknowledged by the hero, may be recognized as legitimate aspects of the self, not to be denied but accommodated. In The Power of Myth video he uses the example of Darth Vadar, an arch-enemy of the hero who is ultimately revealed as his own father.
A defence mechanism whereby impulses and thoughts unacceptable to the ego are pushed into the unconscious.
Sigmund Freud's theory that forgetting occurs because the conscious mind often deals with unpleasant information by pushing it into unconsciousness.
A defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, that banishes unacceptable ideas, fantasies, affects, or impulses from consciousness or that keeps out of consciousness what has never been conscious. Although not subject to voluntary recall, the repressed material may emerge in disguised form. Often confused with the conscious mechanism of suppression. resistance One's conscious or unconscious psychological defense against bringing repressed (unconscious) thoughts into conscious awareness.
(psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
For Freud, a defense mechanism, the forcing out of conscious awareness of memories, thoughts and ideas that arouse anxious feelings.
The obliteration of inner mental contents such as traumatic fantasies and memories. Repression is a second order defense, denial being the more fundamental of the two. Repressed contents, which are activated by ongoing events, do however find encoded expression in patients dreams and narratives.
The most important form of defense mechanism, by which unsupportable motives, moods and suppositions are not taken into consciousness by a mostly unconscious process, or are split off.
( psych.) - Defense mechanism. The subconscious mind blocks unwanted thoughts or desires from the consciousness. The ego is not entirely successful at doing this, and memories may surface as slips of the tongue, or symbols in dreams: more serious mental problems may be manifested because of the internal conflict caused by repression. N O U V W X menu
a defence mechanism in which painful or intolerable impulses, fantasies, memories, feelings are kept from conscious awareness.
a defence mechanism where an unacceptable impulse or idea that is too threatening and is excluded from the conscious awareness.
Unwilled banishment of disturbing wishes, thoughts or experiences from conscious awareness.
In psychoanalytic theory, a mechanism of defense by means of which thoughts, impulses, or memories that give rise to anxiety are pushed out of consciousness.
Theory of forgetting where a person is more likely to forget information which is unpleasant or produces anxiety.
A "defense mechanism" enabling a person to keep from "consciousness" certain unacceptable ideas, emotions, desires, etc. (e.g., those that would produce a sense of guilt). During childhood, according to Freud, this process gives rise to the distinction between the "id" and the "ego". (Contrasts with "suppression".)
The subconscious act of removing thoughts, feelings or desires from one's consciousness.