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Psychological Theories of Human
Sigmund Freud
In his psychoanalytic perspective, Sigmund
Freud divided the mind into three
interrelated parts:
• The id is the component of personality that
includes all of the individual's basic
biological drives and needs that demand
immediate gratification.
• The ego is the rational, reality-oriented
component of personality that imposes
restrictions on the innate pleasure-seeking
drives of the id.
• The superego, or conscience, consists of
the moral and ethical aspects of
personality. When a person is welladjusted, the ego successfully manages
the opposing forces of the id and the
• Freud acknowledged the importance of
• He pointed out that people's biological
drives may be controlled by the values and
moral demands of society that are learned
primarily during childhood.
• However, his theory has been heavily
criticized for its unprovable assertions.