Freud believed that the ego operates on the

Updated on August 6, 2022

Freud believed that the ego operates on the

A. unconscious.

B. reality principle.

C. pleasure principle.

D. conscious.

Answer

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Freud believed that the ego operates on the

A. unconscious.

B. reality
principle.

C. pleasure principle.

D. conscious.

 

In the Freudian view, human personality consists of three
components the id,
ego and
superego.  According to Freud, the
id operates on the pleasure principle.  In other
words, the id wants to feel good all the time and not feel badly,
without regard for anything or anyone else; loosely speaking, “if
it feels good, do it.”  The only concern for the id is that
its needs get met to its satisfaction.  The ego operates on the reality
principle
.
  The ego understands that the
needs and desires of others also have to be met and dealt
with.  The role of the ego is to meet the id’s needs with the
bounds of practicality and the consideration of others.  The
superego operates on the ideal principle.  It is the
moral part of us and arises from moral and ethical considerations
placed on us by our parents and society; loosely speaking it’s our
conscience.  In a normal person, the ego is
constantly working and negotiating to simultaneously satisfy the
needs of the id and the superego within the bounds of practicality.
The ego and superego have access to the conscious, preconscious,
and unconscious. The id is confined to the unconscious.

C. pleasure principle.