topic b - Is dreaming meaningful?

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what is the difference between manifest content and lantent content?
Manifest content – is the story of the dream. Latent content - this is the underlying meaning of the dream (the hidden meaning/content).
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what is secondary elaboration ?
when someone is reporting on their dream, they may interpret infomation to try and make sense of it.
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what is displacement?
when the main part of the drem get over ruled by unimportant parts of the dream.
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what is condensation?
when sepreate ideas in a dream come to get and get represented as one.
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Explain how some features of dreams, according to Freud make it hard for an analyst to uncover the true meaning of a dream.
because when telling the dream we might interpret infomation, this get in the way of understanding the unconsionous.
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in a dream, what are snakes a sign of?
a sign of death and trouble
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what are Three methods of psychoanalysis?
slip of the tounge, free assisation and dream analysis.
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what is slip of the tounge?
when someone says one word but meaning another
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what is free assisation?
when you say all your thoughts outloud, without contolling them
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strenghts of freuds dream theroy
Unique methods Freud used unique methods, including free association, slips of the tongue and dream analysis, to uncover unconscious wishes ,In-depth, real-life data Freud collected qualitative data containing lots of detail and depth.
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weaknesses of freuds theroy
Biased sample Freud mostly treated middle-class Viennese women, Hard to measure The unconscious is ‘unmeasurable’ so it is hard to test scientifically, Interpretation Freud’s interpretation of dreams are highly subjective.
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what does subjective mean?
when the analyis influences the findings of a study. (not scientific)
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what is a neuron?
is a specialized nerve cell that receives, processes, and transmits information to other cells in the body
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According to Hobson & McCarley (1977) dreaming is the result of.....
the random activation of neurons which are fired during REM sleep.
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what is sensory blockade?
Incoming information from the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste and smell) is blocked
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what is synthesis?
when brain tries to make sense of this ‘nonsense’ information by synthesising it into a story
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What does REM stand for? and how many times does it occuur a night?
rapid eye movement, 5 times
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what is lucid dreaming?
Lucid dreaming is when people are aware that they are dreaming. This does not fit with activation-synthesis, as it means dreams are controllable and not random.
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