The Freud Reader - Chapter 3, Dreams Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, Dreams Summary and Analysis

The main concern is whether the contents of anyone's dreams can be effectively interpreted. The case studies show this is done when it's done for the purposes of psycho-therapy. Dreams have been interpreted to other ends, and it should be understood that the goals influence the way dream ideas are interpreted. This is followed by another section entitled On Dreams. This is followed by Fragment of and Analysis of a Case of Hysteria ("Dora"): This was a short case of eleven weeks. As was often the case, the patient was a woman. She was quite a young woman, and he had known the family for some time prior to her coming into treatment. Freud did not think that the therapy was in any way complete, but the patient ceased showing up. He was left puzzled. Decades later, other psychologists...

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