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Midterm - Term Definition Libido The energy of all life...

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Term: Libido Definition: The energy of all life instincts. Originally referred to as sexual energy by Freud Term: Life instincts Definition: Serve the purpose of the survival of the individual and human race. Oriented toward growth, development, and creativity Term: Death instincts Definition: Accounts for the aggressive drive. Term: Id Definition: All the untamed drives or impulses that might be likened to the biological component. Term: Ego Definition: Attempts to organize and mediate between the Id and the reality of dangers posed by the Ids impulses
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Term: Superego Definition: The internalized social component, largely rooted in what the person imagines to be the expectations of parental figures. Term: Id Definition: Original system of personality; at birth a person is all id; ruled by the pleasure principle Term: Ego Definition: The executive that governs, controls, and regulate the personality. Rules by the reality principle. Term: Superego Definition: Judicial branch of personality. Includes a persons moral code, the main concern being whether an action is good or bad, right or wrong Term: Unconscious Definition: Stores all experiences, memories, and repressed material.
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Term: Anxiety Definition: Feeling of dread that results from repressed feelings, memories, desires, and experiences that emerge to the surface of awareness Term: Reality anxiety Definition: The fear of danger from the external world, and the level of such anxiety is proportionate to the degree of real threat. Term: Neurotic anxiety Definition: The fear that the instincts will get out of hand and cause one to do something for which one will be punished. Term: Moral anxiety Definition: The fear of ones own conscience. Term: Ego-defense mechanisms Definition: Help the individual cope with anxiety and prevent the ego from being overwhelmed.
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Term: Repression Definition: Threatening or painful thoughts and feelings are excluded from awareness Term: Denial Definition: Closing ones eyes to the existence of a threatening aspect of reality.
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