Weaknesses of dream analysis


The main weaknesses of dream analysis are:

  • There may be ethical problems
  • It involves interpretation that is subjective

There can be ethical problems with dream analysis, as the interpretation can be wrong and yet accepted, which can lead to false memories (false memory - any memory that is not true and can be given by someone else 'remembering' an event and telling another person who then 'remembers' it as true. Freud's definition refers more to false recovered memory, where a childhood memory (e.g. of…


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