Sigmund Freud's Layers of the Self

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According to Freud, which of these is the center for our urges and desires?

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1. What causes the superego?

2. What does the id seek?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sigmund Freud is generally considered to be the father of modern psychoanalysis. Despite the fact that most of his theories are no longer upheld in the psychiatric community, his theories of the self still hold important historical significance. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of Freud's layers of the self. Some things you'll be assessed on include the center for urges and desires, the cause of the superego, and what the id seeks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Freud's belief about the center of our urges and desires
  • The cause of the superego
  • What the id seeks
  • What exists to regulate the id
  • How Freud would diagnose a man berating himself for impure thoughts

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Freud's layers of the self
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on various layers of the self and their relationship to consciousness
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Freud's theories and apply them to psychological manifestations

Additional Learning

Discover even more about Freud's views with the lesson called Sigmund Freud's Layers of the Self. Increase your understanding of these topics:

  • Freud
  • Id
  • Ego
  • Superego
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