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Freud has made many contributions to the development of psychology firstly the OedipusElectra complexes The Oedipus complex involves the male child and his desire to have his mother to himself and his father out of the way However he fears castration by the father To avoid this he identifies with the aggressor father to adopt his attitudes and traits The Electra complex on the other hand is relevant to the female child and concerns her fear of the loss of her mothers love therefore identifying with her mother and adopting her attitudes and traits Successful resolution of the OedipusElectra complex is when gender identity is formed The second contribution by Freud to the development of Psychology I am going to mention is about the Psychodynamic Theory or the structure of the personality This is split into three parts ID ego and superego The ID is described as the inner child and is the only part of the personality that is innate This part of the personality is self-centred demanding pleasure seeking and wants immediate gratification as well as being ruled by the pleasure principle ID functions on the unconscious level and is inaccessible except via therapy The ego is the inner adult part of the personality It emerges at around 2 years old and deals with reality and is fairly logical This part of the personality is also prepared to listen prepared to wait for pleasures and deals with responsibilities This part is ruled by reality and operates on the conscious level which makes it immediately accessible The third and last part of the personality is the superego which is the inner parent part This emerges at around 56 years when the child is more mature This part of the personality deals with responsibility moral values and standards and is the ego ideal It is rules by the morality principle what is wrong and what is right This operates on the subconscious or preconscious
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