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PSYC 1010
Gerry Goldberg

Chapter 12 Psychodynamic theories include work of Sigmund Freud unconsciousThe id is the primitive instinctive component of personality that operates according to the pleasure principle o Reservoir of psychic energy o Houses raw biological urges to eat sleepThe id operates according to the pleasure principle Which demands immediate gratification of its urgesThe ego is the decision making component of personality that operates according to the reality principle o Desires for immediate satisfaction and external social world o Guided by the reality principle which seeks to delay gratification of the ids urges until appropriate e outlets and situations can be found o Behaving properlyThe superego is the moral component of personality that incorporates social standards about what represents right and wrong o Emerges around the ages of 35Conscious consists of whatever ones is aware of at a particular point in timePreconscious contains material just beneath the surface of awareness that can easily be retrievedUnconscious contains thoughts memories desires that are well below the surface of conscious awareness but that nonetheless exert great influence o
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