chapter  XI
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The Total Personality: Id, Ego, Superego

AROUND the time of the outbreak of World War I Freud began to reformulate some of his basic ideas. Within the next twelve years he had built up a much broader basis for psycho-analytic thought, now generally referred to as 'ego psychology', in contrast to the earlier 'id psychology'. By 1926, with the publication of The Problem of Anxiety, the second system of psycho-analytic thought was essentially completed, although the final paper on therapy, 'Analysis Terminable and Interminable', was not published until 1937.