Blind Spot (Psychology)
"Every unresolved repression in the doctor's office corresponds to a 'blind spot' in his analytical perception, according to W. Stekel."
In sociology and criminology , the defense mechanisms were called “neutralization mechanisms” (Sykes & Matza 1968), which serve to trivialize, rationalize or deny one's own criminal actions in order to shift the blame (e.g. “it rarely hits the wrong person ";" Anyone would have done that ";" It serves a good cause "= the end justifies the means).
In social psychology, Leon Festinger in particular took up the problem with his theory of cognitive dissonance (1957; German 1978) and placed the defense mechanisms, which one could also call dissonance mechanisms after him , on a general and socio-psychological basis.
All people are able to develop blind spots - possibly depending on the situation and the situation.
The defense mechanisms also have a valuable protective function for the psyche and must not be rated negatively from the outset.