Masters Thesis

Projection :a review and analysis.

The importance for the study of projection lies in its wide scope of influence in human relationships. Patients often project fantasies related to past family experiences onto therapists. Therapists often project their needs, problems, values, onto patients and attempt to fit patients into their theoretical schema. People who are prejudiced often project their false assumptions or stereotypes onto minority groups. They may project traits which they deny in themselves--laziness, shift- lessness, sexual perversions or inadequacies, stupidity. Normal men and women often project their own traits onto members of the opposite sex. Males often proiect onto women traits of sensitivity, helplessness, inferiority, without recognizing these traits within themselves.

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