Psychoanalytic Theory: mental apparatus

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Psychoanalytic theory divides the mental apparatus into three separate structures according to their different functions ?

  1. The id is unconscious and is the instinctual reservoir of man. The id operates in accordance with the pleasure principle.
  2. The ego is the control apparatus of the psychic structure  and is ruled by the reality principle. Ego functions may be conscious, preconscious and unconscious.
  3. The super-ego contains the rewarding and punishing qualities and values.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

Freud

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