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Unformatted text preview: Jan 27th FREUD CONTINUED... Constancy Principle In spite of urges and the aim of instincts to gain pleasure and release, the constancy principle aim s to bring all tension to zero . Aim of psychic system is tension reduction . How do you reduce tension when there is this libidal set of urges. Enacting or expressing or experiencing the instincts, that should lead to tension reduction (in principle, at least) Almost impossible to achieve. Super Ego Ego Id Psychic urges are in con¡ict with each other. Operating in opposite directions. ID and Libido (located in id) is seeking pleasure “Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme!” Wants instant grati¢cation EGO- Outgrowth of id No energy of own, not autonomous/independent. Grows out of libido, fueled by libido, grows out of id. Not about seeking pleasure in particular. Mediating between id (child trying to ¢nd way to get what it wants) and superego (demands perfection, obedience to rules) When ego develops there comes to be a capacity to separate fantasy and REALITY . Engaging with world in whatever manner. Dealing with pressures from reality and refereeing boxing match between id and superego. Slave to three very harsh masters (id, superego, reality). Fundamentally weak (since it stems from libido) SUPEREGO- Next thing to emerge Also fueled by libido Emerges later than ego. 2 Components: 1. “Not violate/betray your duties and requirements; if you do violate them you will be punished.” --> Conscience . 2. Ego-Ideal : Need to aspire to things considered positive by society.: Need to aspire to things considered positive by society....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course PSYCH V89.-0030- taught by Professor Susan during the Fall '09 term at NYU.
- Fall '09