Freud's Life Definition

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e. ego/pg. 70: Freud’s term for a balancing force between the id and the demands of society. Id is defined as Freud’s term for our inborn basic drives. The balance of id and the demands of society are what make up a person’s ego. When someone is born they do not know what their goals are going to be in life, or what type of life they are living when compared to the lives of others. As someone grows up they will begin to want to better themselves in any way possible and have that drive to do what they can to have a better life. For many children born into the mega slum, that will be their reality for most if not all of their life. Each person in the slum has a duty to perform. If a person does not perform their duty, is hinders the lives …show more content…
Manifest Functions/pg. 81: the intended beneficial consequences of people’s actions. Manifest functions are a common thing in the mega slum of India, while everyone has their own worries and tasks to do on a daily basis, many are still willing to do what they can not only for themselves but to help others in need. For someone who has so little, the people of these slums still are able to offer a great deal to others. Volunteer work is done by those who are selfless enough to risk their own well-being to help a needing hand. One of the main characters in this documentary volunteers her time after her work hours to help others. The characters mother does not understand why she wants to help others when they are barely getting by themselves. She is showing manifest function by doing this act as her volunteer work is directly benefiting the people of her community. Acts like these are what give people of her slum hope for a better future and a better life. Manifest functions are present in this documentary in other ways, such as families hiring people to work with them in their garbage sorting business and trying to give them better working conditions. Any act of kindness and help towards others is a prime example of what is a manifest function. Without these type of functions many would not be where they are today because the function is directed towards helping others in need. Through manifest functions kids are able to go to schools, people have access to acting …show more content…
Give 4 options per each question, indicate the correct response, and state why that item is correct using the page number and quoted information from the text.

a. Which of the following would be the best definition of “latent functions” as the definition is in the book?
1. Unintended beneficial consequences of peoples actions
2. The intended beneficial consequences of people’s actions
3. A function that is late
4. A function that helps people
Correct answer is #1, this can be found on page 81.
b. Which of the following is an example of an agent of socialization?
1. The School
2. The dog
3. The government
4. A persons job
Correct answer is #1, this can be found on page 80.
c. What is the age range for childhood as it is in the text?
1. Birth – age 6
2. 13 – 17
3. 18 – 29
4. Birth – age 12
Correct answer is #4, this can be found on page 86 in the text.
d. Which response is the best answer to what definition defines social interaction as it is listed in the text?
1. Being with peers on a daily basis
2. Being with family on a daily basis
3. What people do when they are in one another’s presence; includes communications at a distance
4. None of the above
The correct answer is #3, this can be found on page 95 in the

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