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A medical student fails the last anatomy exam after he studied 12 hours per day in the corner of the library for 1 month. He tells his friend, “I think I failed because I didn’t study enough. Besides, I am not really going to use anatomy later on.” What defense mechanism is he using?

A) Intellectualization
B) Reaction formation
C) Rationalization
D) Suppression
E) Sublimation
F) Identification
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C.Rationalization..
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C) Rationalization
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Wow that student sounds like me, hopefully I dont fail

C) Rationalization.
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yup, the correct answer is C) Rationalization

I really need a mnemonic...I have a lot of trouble trying to remember which one is which!!!...
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