By Bella Israel
Freud attracted many followers, who formed a famous group in 1902 called the "Psychological Wednesday Society". Freud established an inner circle of devoted followers. At the beginning of 1908, the committee renamed themselves the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society.
The levels of the mind
The unconscious mind
Ego develops from the id during infancy. The goal of ego is to satisfy the demands of the id in a safe and socially acceptable way. Unlike id, the ego follows the reality principle as it operates in both the conscious and unconscious mind. Ego can use various defense mechanisms to prevent it from becoming overwhelmed.
The superego develops during early childhood, when the child identifies with the same sex parent. It is responsible for ensuring moral standards are followed.
Example of this theory
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