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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

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Method of Measuring Psychological Defense 5892


Pilyugin E.R.
Student, Department of Developmental Psychology and Psychophysiology, Faculty of Psychology, Kazan Innovation University named after V.G. Timiryasova (IEML), Kazan, Russia

Suleimanov R.F.
Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of General Psychology, Kazan Innovation University named after V.G. Timiryasova (IEML), Kazan, Russia

The authors suggests a psychodiagnostic method for measuring 20 defense mechanisms. The advantages of this method are the simplicity of the research process, the independence of the result from the researcher personality, and the wide range of measured defense mechanisms. The psychometric characteristics of the method are given: validity, discriminativity, reliability, represenativeness. The age and gender statistical limits of norms are determined.

Keywords: psychological defense, defense mechanisms, psychodiagnostic method, constructive validity, reliability, discrimination, internal consistency, representativeness

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