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Endopsychic Conflicts

Briefly explain Sigmund Freud's Endopsychic Conflicts within the psyche and how does it relates to the three parts of the personality: such as the id, ego, and superego?

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On Endopsychic Conflicts

Freud, like Jung believed that the mind is structured. This view, also known as the structural model proposes that personality and character is the product of particular elements in the mind/brain and these elements have particular functions. For Freud the endopsychic structure of the mind is made up of the id, ego and the superego. And simply put, conflict between these three that deter them from functioning as they should result in in conflict in personality. Currie & Parketon (2007), writes that endopsychic conflict results - "from the id, super ego, and ego fighting for domination of the personality." As it is these three that are the structural foundation of the mind, it is important to delve into their definition a little further.

The Id, Ego and Superego

To the familiar, the id, according to Freud is the most basic element, governing all basic behaviors and needs. This is present from birth and is purposed to achieve gratification of wants and needs - hunger, emotions, sexual desires, for example. As such it is said to be driven by the pleasure principles (Cherry, 2013). In babies for example, if they are ...

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The solution briefly explains why Sigmund Freud's Endopsychic conflicts within the psyche. How it relates to the three parts of personality are determined.