Primitive infantile mind

The term, primitive infantile mind, is taken from Psychoanalytic theory, in that, ego is defined as  the superficial portion of the Id, or primitive infantile mind, that develops out of the Id in response to stimulation from the infant’s physical and social environments. Superficial portion of the Id is descriptive of the psychological processes that are not fundamental, primary, or of central importance but that which play an important role in various mental disorders or syndromes. Even primal anxiety , the anxiety associated with the separation and flooding of the infant’s immature nervous system with stimuli immediately after birth, paves the way for problems relatively caused by trivial issues. According to Freud, primal anxiety is the basis of all other types of anxiety. The superficial portion of the Id is causal factor of primary narcissism , (psychoan.) in the early stage of development, in which, the infant’s libido is directed towards one’s own body.
Primitive infantile mind is crude or undeveloped (not physiologically) part of psyche pertaining to the earliest stages of development in a given species particularly human. It is characterized by immature, infant or childlike behaviour on the part of an adult. Infantile amnesia, the inability to recall events of the first two or three years of life because of repression, occurs that’s why the individual remains ignorant about primitive infantile mind, however, it is known by those who suffer from abnormal conditions. Infantilism, a condition of arrested development due in part to some sort of ailment, gives rise to regression to a level of behaviour more appropriate to an early stage of development.

Primitive infantile mind is a simple stimulus-response sequence that is unlearned, common to all members of a species, and relatively unmodifiable by motivational factors. The sequence is, further, a simple mechanical act that appears not to involve volition or choice. It is, furthermore, thoughtless, impulsive act. It is, yet further, the root-cause of an abnormal condition caused to evolve by physical motive, may be in the absence of a language ( as this stage is preceded to the acquisition of a language ) due in course to the reflex and pathological condition.The stimulus-response sequence is stated below:


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It does mean that the stimulus causes a response and it is a response that becomes a stimulus.The recessive traits that occur because of physiological or psychological basics; regression unto the primitive infantile mind; and opposite, negative or unnatural characteristics give rise to the abnormalities. Action perusal is needed to analyze.


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