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Teen Star Concert

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When Brielle was 8 years old, her parents took her to a horrible teen star concert (the star had no singing ability whatsoever). Brielle is now 18 and when her parents ask her about the concert, she has no memory of it. It is possible that the concert was so traumatic that Brielle is using a defense mechanism to help with this anxiety arousing memory.

In that case, what defense mechanism would she be using?

A

Regression

B

Reaction formation

C

Repression

D

Denial

E

Displacement