Unit Two: Dreaming

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What did Freud think about dreams?
He believed that dreams were important, as they could unlock unconscious wishes and desires.
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What is dreamwork?
Dreamwork is what the mind is doing while dreaming, keeping unconscious thoughts hidden and repressed.
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What is the manifest content?
The story of the dream that the dreamer tells us.
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Condensation?
Many ideas appearing as one idea in a dream.
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Latent content?
The underlying meaning of the dream, or the hidden content.
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What is displacement?
Something unimportant that appears to be so, shifting attention.
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Secondary Elaboration?
Using ideas from dreamwork to build a whole story, making sense of it, which gets in the way of understanding the latent content.
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Free Association?
A method used by Freud, where the patient is encouraged to express a flow of consciousness.
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Slip of the tongue?
When somebody uses the wrong word for something- these could uncover unconscious thoughts.
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Pros of Freud's theory
- Unique methods found data that was difficult to access (unconscious wishes and desires) - He gathered in depth and detailed information (valid)
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Weaknesses of Freud's theory
- Biased sample - His concepts were unmeasurable
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What is the activation-synthesis model?
A model of dreaming where the brain is active but no sensory information goes in. The brain puts information in to make sense of the random neuron firing
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Random Activation
During REM sleep neurons are active randomly.
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Sensory blockade/random activation
When no information enters through the senses and the body is paralysed and there is no movem
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Strengths and Activation-synthesis hypothesis
- Has strong evidence, like animals scans - Development of the theory (dreams had meaning, according to Hobson, to create new ideas) -
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Weaknesses of activation-synthesis hypothesis
- Anecdotal evidence - Lucid dreaming -Young children
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