Uses vignettes to illustrate normal and abnormal use of mental mechanisms such as denial, projection, regression and repression. A widow just can’t believe her husband is really dead. A smoker in hospital has gangrene of his right foot; he has already had the left one amputated. He claims it is getting better – and he is still smoking. A very thin anorectic patient says she needs to lose more weight. These are some of the examples shown. . BLAT Award winner.