superego


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(psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience

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In this respect, Freud postulated that people's superego is responsible for the incorporation of societal morals and values.
We may speculate that Conrad's lost and then internalized maternal love-objects--Evelina and Mother Poland--would have provoked particularly harsh attacks of the superego, as Conrad consciously distanced himself from his mother country and his mother tongue throughout his creative life; hence his recurrent nervous breakdowns and intermittent despair glimpsed in his words to Dabrowski.
First, Goffman's concept of the Interaction Order enables us to understand more clearly the Freudian concepts of superego, ego-ideal, and the introjected Father.
The perfect abeyance of id and superego, Abbi is striving to be part of the mainstream (a Sisyphean climb towards the banal) and liana is seducing her back to loll around happily in the muck and squelch.
To begin with, I will present Sigmund Freud's concept of the superego, and explain why it cannot be equated with conscience.
For Wurmser (2003), the defence is orchestrated in relation to an archaic superego resulting from the internalisation of early infantile trauma.
But bruising a superpower's superego is nothing compared with the prize of ridding the Middle East of chemical weaponry.
In this sense, it forms what Lacan calls the "ferocious figure" (The Ethics 7) of a superego whose paradoxical injunction is to "Enjoy!" (4)
Her current tour coincides with the release of her long awaited album Charmer, which has been released on Superego Records.
When it comes to terrorists, the authors argue, "the homicidal superego demands are often manifest in several accelerating and evolving mental states." They go on to quote Dr.
PC AIMEE MANN Charmer (SuperEgo) | IT'S been four years since Aimee Mann's last album and although her vocal caress is as warm as ever, Charmer may surprise with its late-70s pop and rock roots.
Carrying the show in a not-always-sympathetic part, Rafaelsen makes palpable the battle between id and superego.