"Freud 'is destined to remain among us as the most influential of 20th-century sages'"--New York Times
One of famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's most prominent ideas was that of the id, the ego, and the super-ego--the three main factors behind the workings of the human mind. Freud claimed these components of the human psyche controlled all processes of personality, behaviors, and traits in a person.
The Id was a person's most basic and impulsive instincts--the ones that feed into our deepest desires and physical needs. The Super-Ego was the opposite of the id. This component controlled our highest morals and standards, operating through our conscience and making us desire to be our most ideal-selves. The piece in the middle is the Ego. The ego mediates between the id and realities of the world around us, while being supervised (and guilted) by the super-ego.
In this new edition of his book, The Ego and the Id
, Sigmund Freud delves deeper into the concepts of the human mind and the results of the conflicts and workings between them.