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Table of Contents

I. Defenses in Everyday Life
1. Introduction
2. Development of Defenses
II. A Closer Look at Three Defenses
3. Denial
4. Projection
5. Identification
III. Defense Mechanisms in Action
6. Defenses in Childhood: Stress and Psychopathology
7. Stress and Defense Use in Adulthood
8. Defenses and Personality
9. Gender Differences and Defenses
10. Studying Defenses over Time: Longitudinal Studies
IV. Defenses and Psychopathology
11. Defenses and Psychopathology in Adult Community and Student Samples
12. Defenses and Psychopathology in Adult Psychiatric Patients
13. Defenses and Psychotherapy
14. Case Studies
V. Assessment of Defenses
15. Explaining the Defense Mechanism Manual
16. Other Approaches to Assessing Defense Mechanisms

About the Author

Phebe Cramer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is also on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Personality, the Journal of Personality Assessment, and the European Journal of Personality. Dr. Cramer is the author of a number of research articles and books, including Storytelling, Narrative, and the Thematic Apperception Test. Her research takes a developmental approach to the study of defense mechanisms and personal identity.


'Cramer presents a fascinating program of research and theory on developmental and clinical aspects of defense mechanisms. All students of personality - and all clinicians, regardless of theoretical orientation - will enrich their understanding of the core role that defenses play. Written in a clear and compelling manner, this book helps us understand how denial, projection, and identification are manifested in normal development and in psychopathology. This book makes an important contribution to a developmentally informed approach to mental disorders.' "- Robert L. Leahy, PhD, American Institute for Cognitive Thearpy, New York, NY"" " 'This book is a unique combination of groundbreaking research, sweeping scholarship, and powerful clinical case studies. Cramer convincingly reasserts the central role of defense in any theory of personality, making this book essential reading for clinicians, researchers, and all those involved in the study of human development and personality.' "- Jack Novick, PhD, Training and Supervising Analyst, International Psychoanalytic Association "

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