Chapter 1, Part 1* Freud offers a technique for interpreting dreams. * Freud gives a definition for the act of dreaming. * The relationship of dreams to waking states is discussed. * Freud offers the idea of dream-stimuli as a transition to sources of dreaming. * We bring our conscious experience into the subconscious act of dreaming. * Freud says we have a tendency to forget dreams because we take them for granted.
Chapter 1, Part 2* Freud notes it is contradictory to feel that dreams are foreign if they are thought to be a part of the psyche. * Dreams offer images as perceptions of physical things. * Dreams include images that are representative of things in real life. * The dream itself is not strange, but upon waking, a dreamer can find it to be strange. * The waking brain thinks in verbal images. * Dreams are best described as incoherent and subjective. * Dreams can also be poetic, divinatory, and...
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