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Kevin Diehl

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Transcript of Psychoanalysis

The actual contents of awareness; i.e., what one is conscious of at a given moment.
Your observations and recognizable
thoughts and feelings at this moment
create this.
The entire set of contents of the mind accessible to consciousness but not in awareness at the moment; i.e., what is descriptively unconscious but not blocked from access by repression or other psychological defenses.
This includes, among other things, your recallable memories and experiences, as well as your academic and social knowledge
Mental processes not acccessible to consciousness by direct means, i.e., by turning attention to them. Their existence must thus be inferred through examination of gaps in consciousness, symptoms, dreams, etc.
These include REPRESSED fears and hopes, as well as
animal instincts and sexual, death, and life drives
What does repressed mean?
Repression, in psychoanalysis, is your exclusion of distressing
or anxiety producing thoughts, memories, and feelings from your
conscious mind.

Essentially, your ability to block out from your mind the things
that bother you the most.

If you are aware of these disturbing thoughts, memories, or
feelings, they are NOT a part of your repressed unconscious.
You can make really small circles. Sweet.
The Ego

Part of the personality that maintains a balance between our impulses (id) and our conscience (superego). The ego is based on the reality principle*.

The ego understands that other people have needs and desires and that sometimes being impuslve or selfish can hurt us in the end.

It is the ego's job to meet the needs of the id, while taking into consideration the reality of the situation. The ego works, in other words, to balance the id and superego.

In many examples in media, the person would represent the ego, with the devil (id) and an angel (superego) on the other.
Reality Principle

Pleasure Principle



Psychosexual Developmental Stages

Oedipus Complex
Part of the personality that represents the conscience, the moral part of us.

The superego develops due to the moral and ethical restraints placed on us by our caregivers.

It dictates the belief of right and wrong.
The id is the part of the personality that contains our primitive impulses--such as thirst, anger, hunger--and the desire for instant gratification and release.

According to Freud, we are born with our id. The id is an important part of our personality because as newborns, it drives us to have our basic needs met.

The id desires whatever feels good at the time, with no consideration for anything else.

Reality Principle
Pleasure Principle
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