The nurse is assessing an aggressive and short tempered man that became a city champion boxer. Which of the following defense mechanisms is he using?


•Sublimation is the redirecting of unacceptable feelings or behaviors into an acceptable channel •Projection is an unconscious blaming of one's own unacceptable attributes or thoughts on someone else. •Reaction formation is exhibiting acceptable behavior to make up for or negate unacceptable thoughts. •Displacement is the redirecting of anger toward someone or something less threatening.

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