Introduction to Freud. Psychoanalysis Id, Ego, Superego Development of the Individual Society as a Self-Governing Organism. Part I: Biography. Sigmund Freud Born May 6, 1856 One of 8 children, Jewish family Age 4, Freud’s father moved family to Vienna, Austria
Id, Ego, Superego
Development of the Individual
Society as a Self-Governing Organism
Note that the Id exists exclusively in the unconscious. The Ego and Superego battle to keep the Id in check. Likewise, the Ego battles with reason against the unreasonable demands of both the Id and the Superego.
Freud, Sigmund. A Note upon the “Mystic Writing-Pad,” General Psychological Theory. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1991.
_______. The Ego and the Id. (Trans. Joan Riviere.) New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1960.
Lecture Notes, Professor Debra Bergoffen, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, George Mason University, 1994.