Self–con·fi·dence

Month: April 2012

Self–con·fi·dence

self–con·fi·dence noun \-ˈkän-fə-dən(t)s, –ˌden(t)s\ Definition of SELF-CONFIDENCE : confidence in oneself and in one’s powers and abilities — self–con·fi·dent adjective — self–con·fi·dent·ly adverb  

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Food For Thought

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The Id, Ego and Super-Ego

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Control of Human Behavior

Control of Human Behavior The relationship between the instructor and the students has a profound impact on how much the students learn. To students, the instructor usually is a symbol of authority. Students expect the instructor to exercise certain controls, and they tend to recognize and submit to authority as a valid means of control. The instructor’s challenge is to know what controls are best for the existing circumstances. The instructor should create an atmosphere that enables and encourages students to help themselves. Every student works toward a goal of some kind. It may be success itself; it may simply

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The ID, Ego and Super Ego

Id, ego, and super-ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud’s structural model of the psyche; they are the three theoretical constructs in terms of whose activity and interaction mental life is described. According to this model of the psyche, the id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends; the ego is the organised, realistic part; and the super-ego plays the critical and moralising role.[1]Even though the model is “structural” and makes reference to an “apparatus”, the id, ego, and super-ego are functions of the mind rather than parts of the brain and do not

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The Ego Ideal

EGO-IDEAL (Freud) : The ideal of perfection that the ego strives to emulate. For Freud, the ego-ideal is closely bound up with our super-ego. The super-ego is “the vehicle of the ego ideal by which the ego measures itself, which it emulates, and whose demand for ever greater perfection it strives to fulfil” (“New Introductory Lectures” 22.65). Given the intimate connection of the super-ego to the Oedipus complex, the ego-ideal is likely “the precipitate of the old picture of the parents, the expression of admiration for the perfection which the child then attributed to them” (“New Introductory Lectures” 22.65) .

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The Ego

e·go  (g, g) n. pl. e·gos 1. The self, especially as distinct from the world and other selves. 2. In psychoanalysis, the division of the psyche that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior, and is most in touch with external reality. 3. a. An exaggerated sense of self-importance; conceit. b. Appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem.

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