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Encyclopedia > Displacement (psychology)

In psychology, the term displacement is an unconscious defence mechanism, whereby the mind redirects emotion from a 'dangerous' object to a 'safe' object. For instance, some people punch cushions when angry at friends. Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul or mind, logos/-ology = study of) is an academic and applied field involving the study of mind and behavior. ... The unconscious mind (or subconscious) is the aspect (or puported aspect) of the mind of which we are not directly conscious or aware. ... Defence mechanisms (British spelling; Defense mechanisms in American English) are a set of unconscious ways to protect ones personality from unpleasant thoughts and realities which may otherwise cause anxiety. ...

In psychoanylitic thory, displacement is a defense mechinisim that shifts sexual or agressive impulses to a more acceptable or less threatining person; redirecting emotion to a safer outlet.

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Displacement (fluid), a different physical quantity, used in fluid mechanics and navigation; used as a measure of a ship's size
Displacement hull, where the moving hull's weight is supported by buoyancy alone and it must displace water from its path rather than planing on the water's surface
Displacement in Orthopedic surgery refers to change in alignment of the fracture fragments.
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