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Unformatted text preview: of the consequences Some Key Freudian Terms • The id acts as a well of energy for the entire psyche – Psyche: • Freud’s term for the personality; – Libido: • Energy which flows from the life instincts – Eros: » Life instincts – Thanatos: » Death instinct Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory: The Ego • Executive, which directs id energies – Partially conscious and partially unconscious – Works on Reality Principle: • Delays action until it is practical and/or appropriate Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory: The Superego • Judge or censor for thoughts and actions of the ego – Superego comes from our parents or caregivers – Guilt comes from the superego • Ego Ideal: – Second part of the superego that is a source of goals and aspirations – Pride comes from ego ideal...
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