Superego definitions

so͝o'pər-ē'gō
In Freudian theory, the division of the unconscious that is formed through the internalization of moral standards of parents and society, and that censors and restrains the ego.
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That part of the psyche which is critical of the self or ego and enforces moral standards: at an unconscious level it blocks unacceptable impulses of the id.
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The definition of superego is the part of a person's mind, or personality, that tells them how to behave based on learned morals and values. The consicience.

An example of superego is a person deciding to return a wallet containing $200 in cash to its owner.

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In psychoanalytic theory, the division of the unconscious that is formed through the internalization of moral standards of parents and society and that censors and restrains the rest of the psyche.
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(psychoanalysis) The part of the mind that acts as a self-critical conscience, reflecting social standards that have been learnt.
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Origin of superego

New Latin (translation of German Überich) (über- over, above) (Ich ego) (a special use of ich I, as a psychoanalytic term) Latin super- super- New Latin ego ego ego