Freudian Theory of Dreaming
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The Freudian Theory of Dreaming:
- the unconscious mind
- the role of repression
- the concept of wish fulfilment
- manifest and latent content of dreams
- criticisms of the theory including the issue of subjectivity.
The Freudian Theory of Dreaming Research Study – Freud (1918): dream analysis study of ‘The Wolfman’.
This subtopic provides an opportunity for lots of learner participation. Applying the Freudian Theory of dreaming to learners’ own dreams will help to provide context.
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True – false activity; read the list of statements regarding the key principles of the theory. Learners use mini white boards (or something similar) to express their response.
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