EGO INSTINCTS By N., Sam M.S. - 29 Psychoanalytical theory. An instinct such as hunger that is directed towards self-preservation. EGO INSTINCTS: "Ego instincts lead us to sel-preservation." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) EGO PSYCHOTHERAPY HUNGER DRIVE FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) CANNON, WALTER BRADFORD (1871-1945) Identifying Relevant Theories and Models Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS ORGANISMIC THEORY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "EGO INSTINCTS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ego-instincts/ (accessed August 10, 2022).