Today’s episode is about immature defense mechanisms. We are back again with Dr. Michael Casher from the University of Michigan.

Immature Defense Mechanisms covered in this episode:

  • Acting out
  • Denial
  • Regression
  • Projection
  • Pasive aggression
  • Dissociation
  • Splitting
  • Somatization
  • Converstion
  • Identification with aggressor


  • Negation

This episode is targeted to pre-clinical students, clinical students, and residents early in their training. Others who are interested in psychology may also find this episode helpful.

As a side note, here is a humorous cartoon about defense mechanisms that you may enjoy.