what Freud described as a mental agency is actually, for Horney, a neurotic drive toward an appearance of perfection. As for conscience, following an internalized set of rules is NOT the operation of conscience, but the obedience to "oughts" and "shoulds" that makes massacres possible (example: Eichmann).
that part of the psyche that is critical of the self or ego and enforces moral standards: at an unconscious level it blocks unacceptable impulses of the id.
in Freud's theory, the part of the personality that acts as a moral guide telling us what we should and should not do. (444)
Freudian term that describes the conscience, the inner voice of parents and society regarding morals, behaviors and goals.
The superego is that which is above the ego and commands the ego to act in only specific ways. Superego can be both positive and negative.
In psychoanalytic theory, the part of the personality that acts as the conscience and reflects society's moral standards as learned from parents and teachers.
In psychoanalytic theory, the part of personality that contains the moral standards of society as interpreted by the parents to the child.
Freud's term for the part of the unconcious mind the encourages us to do the moral thing
According to Freudian theory, the aspect of personality that represents socially approved values; it develops around the age of 5 or 6 as a result of identification with the parent of the same sex. (24)
In psychodynamic theory, the internalization of societal and parental standards of conduct. go to glossary index
In psychoanalytic theory, that part of the personality structure associated with ethics, standards, and self-criticism. It is formed by identification with important and esteemed persons in early life, particularly parents. The supposed or actual wishes of these significant persons are taken over as part of the child's own standards to help form the conscience.
Theoretical concept describing a person's internal mental functions that are expressed in moral attitudes, conscience and sense of guilt.
(psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience
The portion of personality that represents parentally approved and disapproved behaviors.
The part of the personality associated with ethics, standards, and self-criticism, generally formed from an early role-model.
from the Freudian school of thought, the censor which enforces moral codes for the ego and suppresses or blocks unacceptable impulses from the id.
In Freud's theory, reaction patterns that emerge from within the ego, represent the internalized rules of society, and come to control the ego by punishment with guilt. See also ego, id.
Freud's term for the (largely "unconscious") self-criticizing aspect of the human "psyche", out of which the conscience develops. The superego perpetuates the prohibitions (e.g., the "taboos") originally enforced by a person's parents and/or early educators.
Sigmund Freud's term for the human conscience, consisting of the moral and ethical aspects of personality.
In Freud?s tripartite division of the personality, the part that represents the internalization of the values and morals of society; the conscience that controls the expression of the id?s impulses through moral scruples. See also conscience, ego, id.