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The part of the psyche which is regarded as the reservoir of the instinctual drives and teh source of psychic energy. it is dominated by the pleasure principle and irrational wishing, and its impulses are controlled through the development of the ego and the superego.
That part of the psyche which experiences the external world, or reality, through the senses, organizes the thought processes rationally, and governs action: it mediates between the impulses of teh id, the demands of the environment, and the standards of the superego.
That part of the psyche which is critical of teh self or ego and enforces moral standards.
Freudian slip
a mistake made in speaking by which, it is thought, the speaker inadvertently reveals unconscious motives, desires, etc.

also called a "MEANINGFUL MISTAKE"
Pleasure Principle
the automatic adjestment of teh mental activity to secure pleasure, or gratification, and avoid pain, or unpleasentness
Reality Principle
The adjestment of the mental activity of a mature indivdual to meet the unavoidable demands of one's environment, as by postponing immediate pleasure
Phallic Symbol
an object that suggests genitalia
Death Instinct
the destructive or aggressive instinct, based on a compulsion to return to an earlier harmonious state and, ultimately, to nonexistence
Repetition Compulsion
an irresistible, repeated, irrational impulse to perform some act. Important with regard to the death instinct.
arrest at, or regression to the first stage of libidinal development, in which the self is an object of erotic pleasure
to expresss socially or personally unacceptable impulses (sexual) in constructive, accetable forms, often unconsciously
that which is strangely familiar
collective unconscious
in the theory of C.G. Jung, the part of teh unconscious mind that each human being inherits along with all other human beings. it contains certain patterns, or archetypes, present in all cultures