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A 10-year-old boy has been spending much of his time playing with a girl in his class...

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asked Feb 25, 2014 in Psychiatry by Rajesh Bahara

A 10-year-old boy has been spending much of his time playing with a girl in his class. When his friends tease him about it, he denies having feelings for her, declaring that “Girls are yucky!” Which of the following defense mechanisms is he exhibiting?

a. Displacement

b. Dissociation

c. Reaction formation

d. Regression

e. Sublimation

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c. Reaction formation
answered Feb 25, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara

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