Introjection (defense mechanism)

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Introjection as a defense mechanism refers to the internalization of mental representations attributed to an external object, or the so-called introject, introjected object, or internal object
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences
EditorsV. Zeigler-Hill, T. K. Shackelford
ISBN (Print)9783319246123
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Feb 2017


  • Identification
  • incorporation
  • internalization

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