dreaming theory

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why did Freud investigate dreaming?
he thought they could provide insight into the unconscious, and that they expressed our unconscious desires
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why are the real meanings of dreams hidden?
the conscious mind must be protected from the frightening/embarrassing thoughts in our unconscious
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what is the latent?
the real meaning
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what is the manifest?
the meaning that we recall
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what is the purpose of dreams?
wish fulfilment
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what is dreamwork?
the process of distinguishing the latent content of the dream
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what does it consist of?
displacement, condensation, and secondary elaboration
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what is displacement?
when the event/character in the dream is represented by something else
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what is condensation?
the representation of two elements as a single symbol
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what is secondary elaboration?
where elements of the dream are put together in a story
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what did Freud propose about universal symbols?
anything long and thin going into something circular represented sex
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what are the weaknesses of universal symbols?
everyones symbols are different and some things aren't symbolised
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