Episode 009 Theory of Mind, Mature & Neurotic Defense Mechanisms with Dr. Michael Casher


Today’s show explores Freud’s “Theory of Mind”

  • the id, ego, super-ego,
  • the conscious, pre-conscious, and unconscious


And we tie in what the theory of mind has to do with defense mechanisms. In today’s episode, we cover mature and neurotic defense mechanisms.

Mature Defense Mechanisms:

  • Altruism
  • Humor
  • Sublimation
  • Suppression

Neurotic Defense Mechanisms:

  • Displacement
  • Intellectualization
  • Isolation of Affect
  • Rationalization
  • Reaction formation
  • Repression
  • Doing-undoing