States of Mind Research

  • Conscious: ego, who you are, communicates to the outside world and the inner self, cannot access the unconscious
  • Subconscious: often referred to as unconscious (and vice versa), continuous contact of unconscious, controls senses
  • Unconscious: stores memories and past experiences – where our habits are formed, provides meaning to our interactions, communicates through feelings, emotions and dreams, thoughts that are out of reach of unconscious, we can’t choose what we remember – what is translated into the subconscious without psychologists’ help.
  • I take that the subconscious allows our unconscious dreams to be placed into the conscious, so that we can access them. I see the subconscious as a kind of pathway between an area of the mind we are aware of constantly, and an area of the brain we are never aware of.

ID, EGO, SUPEREGO ORIGIN: Created by Sigmund Freud, Id, Ego, and Superego represent three types of personalities that are within a person. Ego makes decisions in order to attempt to satisfy both Is and Superego. EXPLANATION: Id represents desires at any cost. Superego represents morality. Ego has to actually make the decisions in reality.  EXAMPLE: Bob's friends are like his Id, while his parents are like his Superego.: