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Personality
The relatively stable constellation of psychological characteristics and behavioral patterns that account for our individuality and consistency over time.
Psychoanalytic Theory
Freud's theory of personalty, which holds that personality and behavior are shaped by unconscious forces and conflicts.
Conscious
In Freudian theory, the part of the mind corresponding to the state of present awareness
Preconscious
To Freud, the part of the mind whose contents can be brought into awareness through focused attention.
Unconscious
In Freudian theory, the part of the mind that lies outside the range of ordinary awareness and that contains primitive drives or instincts and unacceptable urges, wishes, or ideas.
id
Freud's term for the psychic structure existing in the unconscious that contains our basic animal drives and instinctual impulses
ego
Freud's term for the psychic structure that attempts to balance the instinctual demands of the id with social realities and expectations.
superego
Freud's term for the psychic structure that corresponds to an internal moral guardian or conscience.
pleasure principle
In Freud's theory, a governing principle of the id that is based on demand for instant gratification without regard to social rules or customs.
reality principle
In Freud's theory, the governing principle of the ego that takes into sccount what is practical and acceptable in staisfying basic needs.
defense mechanisms
In Freud