Unformatted text preview: 1) Id (Latin for "it") -- contains innate biological drives, seeks immediate gratification, and operates by the pleasure principle (seeking gratification of impulses). 2) Ego (Latin for "I") -- helps the individual adapt to external reality by making compromises between the id, the superego, and the environment. Operates by the "reality principle" -- directs the individual to express sexual and aggressive impulses in socially acceptable ways. 3) Superego (Latin for "over the I") -- acts as our moral guide; contains the conscience , which makes us feel guilty for doing or thinking something wrong; also contains the ego ideal, which makes us feel good for wanting or doing something good....
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, identical twins, Bouchard, Structure of Personality, innate biological drives