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Flashcards in 1.2.1 Tripartite Personality (PD) Deck (15):
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What is the tripartite personality assumption?

Behaviour is influenced by the three parts of the mind

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What are the three parts of the personality?

The id
The ego
The superego

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When does the id develop?

It is present from birth

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What does the id contain?

- instinctive drives
- libido (sexual) and Thanatos (aggressive)

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What does the id require?

Instant gratification

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What does the id operate according to?

The pleasure principle (needs)

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When does the ego develop?

Around the age of 2/3

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What is the ego?

The part of the personality to take into account the consequences of your behaviour (reality principle)

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When does the superego develop?

Around the age of 5/6

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What does the superego do?

It tells us he morally correct and incorrect way to behave (morality principle)

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What are the id and superego in?

Constant unconscious conflict

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With the conflict between the id and the superego, what job does the ego have?

Its job is to act as a referee managing the needs of the id and the superego

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If you have a strong ego what will result?

- healthy behaviour
- you will be psychologically healthy

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What will someone with a strong id and weak ego show?

Psychotic behaviours, being aggressive and selfish

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What will someone with a dominant superego and weak id show?

-Neurotic behaviours
- anxiety disorders/constant worry (e.g. OCD, PTSD)
- obsession with following rules
- moral saints, good people, doormat

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