Freud's Theory Of Id Ego Analysis

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In 19th century, Sigmund Freud discovered the psychoanalysis theory that has constructed a foundation about understanding the relationship between preconscious, conscious and unconscious minds later (Freud, 1904). From a psychodynamic point of view, Freud confident that human personality is dominant by the unconscious parts of our personality those we neither have responsiveness nor power over it; besides, Freud also discover a personality model to explain the connection of the minds by using id (unconscious), ego (conscious) and superego (preconscious) (Feldman, 2010). Freud (1923/1960), Freud used his personality structural model as an analogy to explain human mind where id represents our pleasure principle; ego represents our reality principle;…show more content…
Furthermore, Cloninger (2008) also tells that ego is working as the major conscious centre to resolve the issues arise from both the impulsive urge of id and the moral restriction from the superego. In a simple way, ego is the information centre of the mind that carries out duties to maintain a harmonious balance between id and superego: first to receive knowledge from internal and external environments, second is to reserve the information either in consciously or unconsciously way and third is to process the information and carry out the decision making to decide a response or a reaction based on the need of id and superego (Goldwater,…show more content…
With the theory does not just put us into the mould whether we are definitely dominant in id, ego or superego solely; indeed, it reminds us that the significance of maintaining a harmonious relationship between id, ego and superego which means everyone gets to satisfy their pleasure principle, id, in a way that is morally right. Secondly, Freud’s theory has also indicated the first step in mapping the conscious, preconscious and unconscious which acts as a catalyst in fields of psychology and assists the researchers to discover the connection that they might miss (Beystehner, 1998). Thirdly, the several criticisms on the validity of Freud’s theory will only indicate that more research should be done in it to prove whether it deserved to be falsified or to be more confident in it; meanwhile, we should not ignore the truth that psychoanalysis or the theory of id, ego and superego is one of the reliable and practical treatment for mental
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