anonymous
  • anonymous
10. Your 5-year-old brother is the baby of the family. When your mother gives birth to another child, your brother begins to soil his underwear, and your mother is forced to put him back in diapers. Which of the following defense mechanisms is he using?
HippoCampus Psychology
  • Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
SOLVED
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
chestercat
  • chestercat
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Hello there! I can help you, but I would be better able to help you if you posted your answer choices. Then I could work with you from there (I have a bit of a process). :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
The defense mechanism that the question is asking about is "Regression." In psychology, "regression" is where we mentally go backward in time, to an earlier part of our lives. We start behaving as though we're much younger, than we really are. In the paragraph, the 5 year old brother uses this defense mechanism, regression, because he doesn't know how to deal with no longer being the center of his mother's attention. He doesn't like that he is no longer the center of attention. So, as we can see, he regresses, and starts behaving like an actual baby, rather than a 5 year old boy, because he thinks that this will get him what he wants: attention.

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.