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12 Cards in this Set

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A person's internally based characteristic ways of acting and thinking
conscious mind
Freud's term for what you are presently aware of
Preconscious mind
Freud's term for what is stored in your memory that you are not presently aware of but can access
Unconscious mind
Freud's term for the part of our mind that we cannot become aware of (not accessible)
The part of the personality that a person is born with, where the biological instinctual drives reside, and that is located totally within the unconscious mind
Pleasure Principle
The principle of seeking immediate gratification for instinctual drives without concern for the consequences
The part of the personality that starts developing in the first year or so of life to find realistic outlets for the id's instinctual drives
Reality Principle
The principle of finding gratification for instinctual drives within the constraints of reality (norms of society)
The part of the personality that represents one's conscience and idealized standards of behavior.
Defense Mechanism
A process used by the ego to distort reality and protect a person from anxiety
erogenous zone
the area of the body where the id's pleasure seeking energies are focused during a particular stage of psychosexual development
some of the id's pleasure seeking energies remaining in a psychosexual stage due to excessive or insufficient gratification of instinctual needs.