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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Freud notes his approach is more difficult than the _________ method.

2. One of the variables of wish dreams is the way the dream is so uniquely ____________.

3. At the same time, Freud believes dreams are poetic, divinatory and ________.

4. What is another form of the childhood memory?

5. According to Freud, dream content has actual ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. To lay the groundwork for a discussion of more characteristics of dream distortion, what does Freud discuss?

2. For what does Freud say a dream is significant?

3. What does Freud have to say when challenging the impact of external stimuli?

4. What is the fractional interpretation of dreams?

5. What inevitably leads to a deeper study of dream problems according to Freud?

6. What is the unified whole that Freud wants to create in the interpretation of dreams?

7. The transformation of unconscious thoughts does not imply what, according to Freud?

8. What is the final additional component of dream formation?

9. What does Freud have to say about criticism by the dreamer?

10. What might dreams appear to not have, according to Strumpell?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The idea of nerve stimuli from outside sources is one that Freud discusses at length. Give an example of what nerve stimuli means to a dream. What are some ways this can affect the dreamer and the dream itself? Does Freud believe these stimuli hurt or help a dreamer? Is the result of dream stimuli a valid part of the dream? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Freud often uses his own dreams in order to support his theories about dream interpretation. Does this make sense? Is it good science? Why or why not? What presumptions does Freud make when he uses his own dreams? Would it have been a better idea to use only patient dreams? Why or why not? Do Freud's own interpretations seem to work too perfectly with his theories? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Freud believes that the interpretation of dreams can yield powerful results for patients. Why does he believe this? How does Freud think dream interpretation will help patients? Do you agree with him? Why or why not? Give three examples of ways dreams could help patients.

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