The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165504 Message #3973128
Posted By: Donuel
23-Jan-19 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: science surprises
Subject: RE: BS: science surprises
Now for an old journey within.
In his psychoanalytic theory of personality, Sigmund Freud suggested that psychic energy is generated by the libido. But how is this psychic energy used? According to Freud, this energy is released through biological means known as drives. A drive has two parts: a biological need and a psychological need. For example, the state of hunger leads to both a physical need for food and a psychological desire to eat. These two forces work together to form a drive to eat food when it is needed.
Freud believed that people continuously generate psychic energy, but only a certain amount is available for use at any point in time. This psychic energy is then used by the three components of personality: the id, the ego, and the superego. The id is the first location where all of this psychic energy can be found. The id is responsible for satisfying basic needs and desires and operates through the primary process. This energy eventually moves through the other aspects of personality—the ego and the superego. Just remember the Donald is 98% Id.
All this is the tip of the iceberg, the unconscious floats below conscious awareness and is massive.
Anyone want to go there?