Freudian Systems - Freudian Systems p 218221 The pleasure...

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Freudian Systems p. 218-221  The  pleasure principle  is a psychoanalytic concept, originated by Sigmund Freud, which  continuously drives one to seek pleasure and to avoid pain. The  id  is selfish and illogical.  It  makes us act on impulse to  seek  gratification without any  consequences.   The  superego  is on the other end  of the spectrum and it is essentially  the person’s conscience and  prevents the id from seeking self  gratification.   The  ego  is the system that  mediates between the id and the superego.  It is, in a way, a  referee between temptation and virtue.   The  reality principle  is a psychoanalytic concept originated by Sigmund Freud that compels  one to defer instant gratification when necessary because of the obstacles of reality. It is the  governing principle of the ego and stands in opposition to the pleasure principle of the id.
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