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Sigmund Freud

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the-interpretation-of-dreams-sigmund-freudFreud, Chapter 7he interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Freud Museum London,Internet Encyclopedia of PhilosophyCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Death of a Loved OneFulfills a wish for someones death, although the dream is sadTest-TakingFulfills a wish for reassuranceFlyingFulfills a wish for childhood frolicsTypical DreamsIrmas InjectionIrmas physical ailment is caused by another doctors injection, fulfilling Freuds wish to be absolved of guilt in a therapy debacle.Self-DissectionSelf-dissection symbolizes Freuds analysis of his own dreams, fulfilling Freuds wish to finish writing The Interpretation of Dreams.Old Man at Train StationHanding the old man a urinal reverses the memory of a humiliating toilet-training scene, fulfilling Freuds wish to be avenged on his father.Freuds DreamsA fearless speculative thinker, Freud turned scientific opinion about dreams on its head when he claimed dreams stem from unconscious thoughts. He outraged Victorian morality when he suggested children feel lust and rage, a claim he bolstered with reference to the story of Oedipus.SIGMUND FREUD18561939AuthorUnconscious wishes try to enter consciousness but are turned back by the preconscious.Structuresof the MindThe child wishes to possess the nurturing parent and murder its rival in love.InfantileSexual WishesDreams fulfill disguised unconscious wishes stemming from early childhood.WishFulfillmentSigmund Freud was a neurologist whose dream interpretations contradicted folk wisdom, religion, and the science of his day. He discovered that dreams do not tell the future but the past, leadinghim on a road to unveiling the inner workings of the mind.Journey intothe UnconsciousMAIN IDEASGermanOriginal Language1899Year PublishedSigmund FreudAuthorThe Interpretationof DreamsPsychologyNonfiction

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