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Psychoanalytic theory divides the mental apparatus into three separate structures according to their different functions ?
- The id is unconscious and is the instinctual reservoir of man. The id operates in accordance with the pleasure principle.
- 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.
- The super-ego contains the rewarding and punishing qualities and values.
(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)