Projection as a psychological defense mechanism and its relation to the self-perception of the individual


  • Олександр Михайлович Тохтамиш Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University Tychyny av., 17, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02152, Ukraine



projection, defense mechanism, depth psychology, anxiety, personality, verbal evaluation, self-perception, unconscious, self-esteem, responsibility


The author analyzes the classical and contemporary psychological theories of projection as a defense mechanism, investigates its connection with the verbally evaluated component of self-perception. A significant statistical dependence of high level of projection as a defense mechanism with low self-esteem is detected

Author Biography

Олександр Михайлович Тохтамиш, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University Tychyny av., 17, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02152

Associate professor, candidate of science (PHD)

Department of Applied Psychology


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Psychological science