PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH - key approaches

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Tri-part personality theory

ID          0 - 2 yrs         Pleasure principle EGO   2 - 4 yrs         Reality principle SUPEREGO  4 - 6 yrs   Morality principle  ID - works to satisfy needs immedietly  - eros/life instinct - thanatos/death instinct Ego - operates mainly on the conscious & preconscious  - ruled by the reality principle - tries to balance the Id's demands for satisfaction with the Superego's demands for social conformity - inappropriate desires are not satisfied but repressed or sublimated Superego - partly conscious and unconscious record of rewards and punishmentsreceived from influential people - completed by age 7 - communicates its demands with feelings of pride, shame or guilt  

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Tri-part personality theory

ID          0 - 2 yrs         Pleasure principle

EGO   2 - 4 yrs         Reality principle

SUPEREGO  4 - 6 yrs   Morality principle 

ID
- works to satisfy needs immedietly
 - eros/life instinct 
- thanatos/death instinct

Ego
- operates mainly on the conscious & preconscious 
- ruled by the reality principle
- tries to balance the Id's demands for satisfaction with the Superego's demands for social conformity
- inappropriate desires are not satisfied but repressed or sublimated

Superego
- partly conscious and unconscious record of rewards and punishmentsreceived from influential people
- completed by age 7
- communicates its demands with feelings of pride, shame or guilt  

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