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Psychology Week 12.2 Wednesday 10/30 1. Personality is like an iceberg a. b. 2. Id – pleasure principle; a reservoir of unconscious energy, sometimes called the libido a. Contains the basic instincts, desires, and impulses that we are born with b. The id seeks immediate satisfaction and operates on the pleasure principle b.i. Guides people to whatever feel good 3. Ego – reality principle (executive of personality) a. As authority figures place more restrictions on the direct expression of id impulses, the ego evolves from the id b. Operates on the reality principle b.i. Guides the person to make compromises between the unreasoning demands of the id and the practical constraints of the real world 4. Superego – morality principle a. Includes the conscience – part of superego that contains the rules and the things people believe are wrong b. Includes the ego ideal – part of the superego containing an image of what you ideally can be and how you ideally ought to behave c.
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  • Spring '12
  • slaton
  • Psychology, Defence mechanism, Id, ego, and super-ego, pleasure principle, reality principle, morality principle

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