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Program 15: The Self
History of Psychology
Research Methods
The Human Brain
Human Development
Therapeutic Approaches
link to Series Glossary
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Key Terms for Program 15: The Self

Ego: In Freudian theory, the aspect of the personality involved in self-preservation activities, and directing instinctual drives (the id) into appropriate social channels. The moderator between the id and the superego.

Id: In Freudian theory, the primitive, unconscious part of the personality that operates irrationally and acts on impulse, passion, and animalistic urges.

Individuation: The process of separation and unique personal growth, i.e., the gradual separation and independence of a child from its mother.

Self-Concept: An individual's awareness of his or her continuing identity as a person.

Strategic Self-Presentation: An individual's awareness of the social aspects of self-concept; how people present themselves to others.

Superego: In Freudian theory, the aspect of the personality representing the internalization of society's values, standards, and morals; the inner consciousness, in direct opposition to the id.

Theory of Self-Efficacy: Albert Bandura's concept of an individual's belief that he or she can perform adequately in a particular situation.



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