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11-11 - People As Selfish Beasts Wed Nov 11 Introduction...

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People As Selfish Beasts Wed, Nov 11 Freud- wrong about almost everything. Freud’s Structure of Personality Ego Superego Id What do you think about someone who… Washes his hands every 10 minutes Checks the door lock five times before leaving the house Must step on every fourth tile in hallway Freud’s (only?) Contribution Connecting behaviors in terms of a symbolic need Establishing control sybolically because these behaviors aren’t real, functional ways to control the environment Symbolic Function of Self-Esteem (evaluation of ones self) -Can think of self-esteem functionally -But, can also think of self-esteem symbolically When you aren’t succeeding in reality, you make it symbolic by enhancing your self-esteem When failing, artifically boost self-esteem to make yourself feel better-SELFISH Parts of your identity that define who you are If failing at part of your identity in reality, try to complete your identity in
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