PHL 251: Critical Thinking

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Dennis Bell PHL 251: Critical Thinking Instructor: Vincent Lazara Ph.D. August 23, 2003 Personal Barriers Section I: Ego Defenses I. Denial a. He was over weight, continued to eat, and blamed it on the family history. When in reality, you can change the outcome. b. At the end of the month he has no money and continues to bet on that lottery, saying to himself, “This time I will win”. c. The Heroin addict steals to provide for his/her addiction. II. Projection a. b. c. III. Rationalization a. The student was caught at the local K-Mart skipping school. His reply was, “I would not have been caught if, I would have left the store one earlier”.

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