Asked by aashish sharma on Feb 29, 2024



In psychoanalysis, which component of personality is a "referee" between the needs of instinct and the demands of society?

A) the id
B) the ego
C) the libido
D) the superego


In psychology, a component of Sigmund Freud's model of the psyche that represents the self, or the part of one's identity that mediates between the desires of the id and the constraints of the social environment.


A part of the mind in Freudian psychoanalysis that is responsible for instinctual desires and drives.


The energy of the sexual drive as a component of the life instinct.

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Esmeralda Torres

Feb 29, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
The ego acts as a "referee" between the needs of instinct (represented by the id) and the demands of society (represented by the superego) in psychoanalytic theory. It mediates the internal conflict between these opposing forces, striving to satisfy the id's desires in ways that are socially acceptable and realistic. The libido represents the drive or energy behind the id's instincts.