in Perspective. Freud. Superego (introjected social norms) Ego (Self image) Id (Instinctual desires of sex and aggression -- largely unconscious). Freud’s Model. All of mans misery stems from the conflict between:. Civilization and Man’s basic aggressiveness.
from the conflict between:
Man’s basic aggressiveness
(This argument is developed in Freud’s
book “Civilization and Its Discontents”.)
aggression) is bound to
Eros (life instinct, libido is
sexual energy, sex)
2) Aggression and civilization
introjected (internalized) as the
superego directed against the ego.
Civilization’s norms are introjected
and their violation are punished
by the feeling of guilt.
Neurosis is the result of this conflict.
Anal (18 - 36 months) Toilet training
Phallic (3 - 6 years) Incestuous sexual feelings
Latency (6 - puberty) repressed sexuality
Genital (puberty on) mature sexualityThe personality is formed in the first few years of life as the child resolves the first 3psychosexual stagesofdevelopment.
Recalling the experience that
caused a neurosis.
processes of the id (dreams, free-
association, right brain, irrational)
Secondary process = conscious
processes of the ego (rational)
Neuroticism / Reactivity