09-19-05 - Dreams - Psych 101 9/19/05 1. Freudian Dream...

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Psych 101 9/19/05 1. Freudian Dream Theory (continued) a. Id (want), Superego (should), Ego (can) Behavior b. The “real” us is in the unconscious mind c. Dreams represent a breakthrough into the consciousness of unconscious (repressed) desires d. We can analyze dreams to understand our unconsciousness e. All Dreams i. Meaningful (psychic determinism: everything has a cause) ii. Primitive way of expressing our thoughts (sexual, from infancy) iii. Based on wish fulfillment – dreams permit gratification of hostile or improper desires iv. Disguised meanings – symbols 1. Superego + ego sleep 2. Id passes by and becomes dreams 3. Dream work: day residue (images of the day) + disguised drama (symbols) 4. Manifest Content – the top of the dream iceberg (day residue) 5. Latent Content – the bottom of the iceberg (the deeper meaning) a. Interpretation of symbols (traditional symbols) b. Free association – in order to determine meaning of non-traditional symbols 6. Need to Interpret Dreams
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09-19-05 - Dreams - Psych 101 9/19/05 1. Freudian Dream...

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