1990'4, p.14
Zhurbin V. I.
The notion of psychological defence in Z. Freud's and C. Rodgers' concepts

The paper contains critical analysis of psychological defence notions in modern Soviet psychology. The futility of attempts to describe psychological defence as a mechanism immanently characteristic to psyche is shown. Using the comparison of. Z. Freud's and C. Rogers' concepts the author asserts that psychological defence is based on certain deliberate psychotherapeutical practice. It is stated that researcher's activity cannot be excluded out of object description of psychological defence.