Ego psychology is defined as Psychoanalytic theory that emphasizes the role of the ego in development and attributes psychological disorders to failure of the ego to manage impulses and internal conflicts . It is the Psychology that emphasizes the autonomous functions of the ego and minimizes the conflicts among the ego, id, and superego . Anna Freud expanded her father's concept of the unconscious by introducing the influence of social factors on psychological development, and by emphasizing the ego and its defense mechanisms . Therapeutic interpretations focused on the patient's defenses to encourage greater choices for perceptions and flexibility for behavior . Eric Erikson extended ego psychology further by describing psychosocial developmental stages throughout life and adding healthy ego functions such as mastery and competency Ego psychology is also known as Self -psychology.
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