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PSY405 Assignment 01 Fall 2020 Solution / Discussion Due Date: 08-12-2020

SEMESTER Fall 2020

Personality Psychology (PSY405)

Assignment No. 01

 Due Date: 08.12.2020          Marks: 20

Assignment Objective: This assignment has been designed to make students better understand different kinds of ego defense mechanisms as given by Freud.

Assignment Question: Below given are five scenarios related to different defense mechanisms given by Sigmund Freud which have been discussed in lecture 5 of your course. Please read the below mentioned scenarios and answer the following questions:

  • Identify defense mechanisms in each scenario.
  • Justify your selection by explaining the defense mechanisms.



Identification of ego defense mechanism



Ali is working in an IT organization. He is an artist and musician. Whenever he feels aggressive due to his boss, he uses the medium of art and music to express himself.




Iqra is university student; she is frustrated by her supervisor due to unnecessary yelling at her. She goes home, kick the dog and beat her child.




Sahar and Iqra are working together. Sahar is very angry with iqra, actually ends up being exceptionally courteous and friendly towards her.




All students on a psychology test scored good except Alina. Sahar blames the failure on the teacher for being mean.




Ateeb and Sarim are friends. Sarim smokes a lot at university; Ateeb tries to highlight negative impact of smoking on health. Sarim always refuses to admit in front of Ateeb that smoking is bad for their health.





  • In identification just mention the name of the particular defense mechanism.
  • Be precise yet comprehensive while attempting your assignment.
  • Description of defense mechanisms of Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of personality must not exceed 100 words.

Marking Scheme:

  • 1 mark for identification (1*5).
  • 3 marks for description (3*5).

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Important Instructions: Please read the following instructions carefully before attempting the assignment solution.


  • Make sure that you upload the solution file before the due date. No assignment will be accepted through e-mail once the solution has been uploaded by the instructor.

Formatting guidelines:

  • Use the font style “Times New Roman”/ “Arial” and font size “12”.
  • It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word 2003.
  • Use black and blue font colors only.

Solution guidelines:

  • Student will work individually and has to write in the form of an analytical assignment.
  • Give the answer according to question.
  • For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts but watch the video lectures and use other reference books also.

Rules for Marking

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  • It has been submitted after due date
  • The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt
  • It is in any format other than doc (MS. Word)
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