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Alison Gilbert Coun 230 September 18, 2007 Freudian Theory 1. Human Nature People are driven by instinctual desire (the id) — so that the search for food, shelter and warmth are needs that are searched for with feelings that are similar to sexual drive (there is sexual satisfaction from feeding from the mother’s tit, when staying healthy by relieving one’s self, and then experiencing the phallus) and that we are wired to have anxiety about death even in the safest situations. These primal urges are the sources of anxious feelings and cause a lot of conflictive feelings with societal values (super-ego) operating against personal beliefs (ego) and primal drives (id). People are also living in two different worlds: the conscious and unconscious mind. The male seems to develop more of a super-ego (controls over the id which operate on a societal level) because he has to develop a reality principle (this is the acceptance
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