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Isabel Felderspar is frustrated at herself. She cannot find her keys, even though she has looked everywhere. If she does not leave right now, she will be late for her dentist appointment. She hates going to the dentist, ​but knows she should just go and get it over with.

What might a Neo-Freudian psychologist say about this problem?


Isabel's mother's forgetfulness has transferred to Isabel.


Isabel's unconscious mind is blocking the memory of her keys so she does not have to go.


Her ego is acting with her id.


She has learned that if she cannot find her keys, it is a better excuse than simply not going.


Isabel has not resolved her anal stage impulses regarding organization.

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