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Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego & Superego: Definitions & Examples

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Which of the following is an example of how a person would behave if their id went unchecked?

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1. What is one way the ego is different from the id and superego?

2. Which of the following describes Freud's legacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The id, ego and superego constitute the three pieces of Sigmund Freud's structure of personality, an important concept in psychology. These assessments will help gauge your understanding of vocabulary such as reality principle, as well as the features of the id, ego and superego.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you will be tested on the definitions of:

  • Id
  • Ego
  • Superego
  • Reality principle

Skills Practiced

This combination of quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the id, ego and superego
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the roles of the id and superego
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Freud's structure of personality and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reality principle

Additional Learning

For further instruction on the characteristics of Freud's structure of personality, review the accompanying lesson on Id, Ego and Superego. This lesson contains the following goals:

  • Define id, ego and superego
  • Understand the unique function of each part of the structure of personality
  • Differentiate between the three parts of the structure of personality
  • Define internal conflict
  • Know how the id, ego and superego interact with each other
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