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Example of Id Ego and Superego

The id ego and superego are the components of Freud's psychic structural model:

  • The id is the primal form of the psyche
  • The ego is the conscious norm.
  • The superego is the higher self expressed as a functional entity.

Interestingly, this is also a pretty close match to current evolutionary theories of brain development in humans. Freud's structure is a practical approach to describing the states of psychological activity as processes, with the id as the raw material, the ego as the organized, active and reactive psyche, and the superego as the intellect combined with the rational and emotional functions. It will be noted that these descriptors includes a natural progression of development.

Examples of Id Ego and Superego:

Id:Raw inarticulate mental activity
Ego: Conscious organized action with personal motives
Superego: Considered actions based on personal decisions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id,_ego,_and_super-ego


Image Example of Id Ego and Superego:

Diagram of freud's theory.

'The ego is not sharply separated from the id; its lower portion merges into it.... But the repressed merges into the id as well, and is merely a part of it. The repressed is only cut off sharply from the ego by the resistances of repression; it can communicate with the ego through the id.' (Sigmund Freud, 1923)