Tag: Sigmund Freud

Literature

What is a Freudian Slip?

What is a Freudian slip? Well, before we offer a definition, perhaps by way of introduction (or an introduction of sorts), here’s a joke: ‘What’s a Freudian slip? It’s when you say one thing and mean your mother.’ We never said it would be a good joke. This joke, such […]

Literature

What is the superego in Freudian psychoanalysis?

What is the superego? Previously, we’ve introduced the id and the concept of the ego as Freud formulated them in psychoanalysis. But the superego is a little different from both. How we can best define the superego and its function is something that becomes easier if we first summarise or […]