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Microeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406

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13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406
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Brandon’s grandmother is very cautious about spending money. Yesterday, she gave Brandon a gift of $100 for his birthday. Brandon also received a gift of $100 from his father, who isn’t nearly as cautious about spending money as Brandon’s grandmother is. Brandon believes that buying frivolous things with his grandmother’s gift would be wrong, but not with his father’s gift. Is Brandon compartmentalizing? Explain your answer.

To determine

Identify whether Person B is compartmentalizing or not.

Explanation

Compartmentalizing is the act of placing a higher value on some dollars than on other dollars, which depends on where those dollars come from. It is an unconscious psychological defense mechanism that is used to avoid mental discomfort and anxiety caused by conflicting values, emotions, beliefs, and so on...

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