The Interpretation of Dreams Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Freud notes that the nature of dreams as _____ items in which the intensity of the elements is displaced.

2. The discussion of calculating dreams is to prove that dreams do not ____________, but merely include numbers and the art of calculating.

3. Which of these is NOT a form of stimuli?

4. A dreamer who recognizes he is dreaming has slipped past the _____ that transpose the dream thoughts.

5. The true nature of ______ is not recognized in the dream, but is usually mistaken for something else.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The idea of the censor in our lives is brought up by Freud. What does Freud mean by a this? What are some examples of ways that the censor gets in the way of a person? What ways can we avoid the censor? Is a censor a good or a bad thing? Or both? Why? What are some real life examples you can give of censors in your own life?

Essay Topic 3

Freud states that the relationship between the dreaming and the waking state is contradictory and unable to be resolved. Why does he say this? What examples of contradictory features does Freud offer? Do you agree with Freud? Why or why not? Is there a way to resolve these two states? How? Do you feel that naming these two states is necessary? Why or why not?

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