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Term: Super-ego


One of the three parts the mind that form the structural model in Sigmund Freud's description of the psyche. In mystical terms, the super-ego is the higher self. It "punishes" a lack of following one’s higher goals with feelings of guilt. It is associated with the unconscious. In Transactional Analysis it is associated to the Adult aspect of the psyche. The other parts are the Id and the Ego.