Understanding of Dreams. A Review (the id, ego and Super Ego) . Conscious and preconscious (some) level is your ego Preconscious and Unconscious is your id Super Ego works at every level. According to Freud, dreams were disguised , hallucinatory fulfilment of repressed wishes. .
Conscious and preconscious (some) level is your ego
Preconscious and Unconscious is your id
Super Ego works at every level
According to Freud, dreams weredisguised,hallucinatoryfulfilmentofrepressedwishes.
but were also invariably expressions ofwish-fulfilmentsdating from earlychildhood.
Dreams, he believed, gaveindirect expressions toinfantilesexual wisheswhich had been repressed and which,…
if expressed in undisguised form, would so disturb the dreamer that he would wake up.
Because these wishes areunacceptableand potentiallydisturbing, they arecensoredanddisguised.
Freud described the mental processes, or “dream-work”, by which the dream was modified and rendered less disturbing.
Condensation, the fusing together of different ideas and images into a single image;
Displacement, in which a potentially disturbing image or idea is replaced by something connected but less disturbing;
Symbolization, in which some neutral object stands for some aspect of sexual life or those persons connected with it which the dreamer would prefer not to recognize.
Freud introduced the term “manifest content” to describe what the dreamer recalled.
In contrast, the “latent content” was the hidden, true meaning of the dream.
This latent content could be ascertained only when thedreamer’s associationsto the images in the dream had been subjected topsychoanalytical scrutinyandinterpretation.