Superego and God: Post-Freudian Notion of Superego Formation (with cartoons!)

Filed under: Evolution of Emotion

In my psychiatric residency training, long before I became interested in Darwinian psychology, I became fascinated with the various post-Freudian theories about how the superego became installed into the mind in childhood. Everybody knows about the oedipal complex. The boy falls in love with his mother, has fantasies that the father will castrate him in …

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