by CommonLit Staff


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego, and Superego" by CommonLit Staff.

The famous psychologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the father of psychotherapy, is credited with the development of the idea of the subconscious: the deepest layer of the human mind, said to be the place where memories, wishes, fears, and dreams are stored. This famous theory, as explored in this text, posits that humans are controlled by their unconscious mind.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Identity as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"What makes you who you are?"

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