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Psych325/HD370 Introduction to Adult Psychopathology
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PsychoSexual Stages, “The Laughing Man” Lecture 6 2/07/08
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Today’s Lecture  1. Dreams – yours and Freud’s 1. “The Laughing Man” and psycho-sexual  development 3.   Freud’s tri-part theory of the mind
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Having the Dreamer Interpret His Own Dream 1. He always says he doesn’t know what it means. 2. Ask the dreamer how he arrived at the dream, and his first remark is an explanation. 3. Encourage free association, asking the dreamer to keep the dream or dream element in mind as he does so. 4. Why does this work? Because all thoughts are connected with earlier thoughts. This is called psychic continuity . 5. A dream element often leads to a thought indirectly connected to it.
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Freud’s 3 Rules on Free Associating to Dreams 1. Do not worry about what the dream appears to tell us, whether it is absurd or intelligible, since it is not the unconscious meaning you’re searching for. 2. Associate to element of the dream without judging the associations … just keep the ideas coming. 3. Keep associating until the connections between the dream materials and the underlying thoughts emerge. Despite these rules, even the most willing patients find
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