Help us make decisions it is not real there are not 3

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help us make decisions it is not real (there are not 3 people) B. Three principles - 1: the pleasure principle: directs us to seek immediate gratification of instinctual wishes without regard to logic or objective reality. catch phrase: if it feels good, do it. Homer Simpson is guided by the pleasure principle - counter point: reality principle: delay gratification until a realistic and safe way to satisfy the instinct can be found. Marge is always realistic. - 3 : (is not in Feud): guilt principle: seek gratification only in morally acceptable ways. if mommy says it is bad, don’t do it. Lisa!. - Freud’s basic insights: one of these 3 principles seems to dominate at any one moment in a persons life. - their importance differs from person to person. some friends are more 1. - much of the time, these principles cut against one another. one principle urges you in one direction, the other in another, and a third in a third. therefore, an internal conflict. It can be useful or fun to go and represent each principle as a mental entity. leading back to ID, EGO, and SUPEREGO C. The ID - present at birth - contains all the persons instinctual energy (psychic energy!) - operates on the basis of pleasure principle. when your ID is running the show (metaphor) the person is oblivious to reality, logic, consequences, and morality. “the ID is a colldrant seething with excitation” - primary process : either a) immediate action or b) hallucinatory wishful - if you fantasize about being applauded for a nobel prize winning (b) - pass a bakery and see a piece of cake and rush in and buy it (immediate action); ID running the show - doesn’t work too well even for infants. Freud says a specialized part of the ID develops because this does not work so well: EGO D. The Ego - Reality principle : Freud stresses that Ego is the servant of the Id. exists to serve the Id. Image of horseback rider: Freud says that people think of their ego as the horsbackrider controlling horse but the horse (ID) is running wherever it wants and the EGO (rider) is second in command. Ego’s functions to gratify Id, is planning, reality testing, and motor control of body.
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- secondary process : on the basis of an accurate and realistic perception of external reality. (ex. eating the whole box of donoghts is not good for me and I will feel sick) - Ego develops even in the first year of life - who is this thing inside your head? (homunculi); this is an unattractive way to talk...
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