Sigmund Freud Contributed On The Human Psyche

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Sigmund Freud contributed greatly to film studies at large. Terms that can be associated with Freud include repression, ID, Ego, Superego, and unconscious. The ID, Superego and ego are all three interconnected layers which Freud believed could cover and understanding the human psyche. The ID is also known as the unconscious being the largest part of the human psyche. This part of your mind has the strongest influence on our day to day actions as being the conscious. This layer is the most primitive component of the human personality. It consists of all the inherited biological compartments of the personality such the Eros or sex (life) instinct and the aggressive (death) instinct (Fotopoulou 137). Examples include human desires, and…show more content…
The ideal self is on merely a fantasy of how toy picture your life to be as far as career aspirations, how you treat others, and how you manage in society. Behavior is also punished by the superego through guilt, but can also be rewarding us through the ideal self when the human behaves properly, causing us to feel proud. Both the ideal and conscience are permanently constructed through parental values as the child is brought up.
The ego also known as the conscious is the individual him or herself. It’s the more reasoned layer which evolves and becomes stronger as the person progresses. It’s often seen as a sort of mediator between the ID and superego. It’s the ego’s job to suppress and control the ID. The ego is much like the ID it seeks to avoid pain but it takes a realistic approach to achieve pleasure. Compared to the ID the ego is weak, the ego only needs to point the ID in the right direction and reap in the benefits of the result of human actions as if it were its own. This layer has not concept of right or wrong. Its dean’s situations are simply good if the end result does not cause harm to itself or the ID. Majority of the time this layer engages in a secondary process of thinking which is rational and problem solving oriented.
Freud’s free association concept is that falls under the psychoanalytic theory, which is the technique of getting a patient to talk freely about his or her thoughts to help them recognize their mood or feelings. The
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