Post by Day 4 a description of the event(s) that prompted the use of two defense mechanisms. Briefly describe each of the defense mechanisms used in the situation. Then identify the age of the person who used them. Describe the level of emotional development of the person involved, and explain whether your examples fit Vaillant’s model. Summarize your posting by comparing the emotional development of your example to Vaillant’s hypothesis that changing defense mechanisms are a key to describing emotional development in adulthood.
Note: Be sure to protect the identity of any persons you describe. Also, put the two defense mechanisms you described in the first line of your post. You will be asked to respond to a colleague who described at least one different defense mechanism than you did.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.