Psychoanalytic dream analysis

Psychoanalytic dream analysis

Psychoanalytic dream analysis. Address each of the following questions in one paragraph of your paper. Number paragraphs in your paper with the corresponding numerals. Answer all questions. Make each step a numbered section of your paper. Use at least three sources from the class (textbook, articles, lectures, etc.) and two outside sources to discuss your interpretations in relation to relevant class concepts.

See instructions for and examples of proper in-text and full citations under the Course Information link in the course. Outside sources must be primary academic references. Wikipedia, news articles, and blogs will not be accepted. Refer to the Course Information link for further discussion of primary references.

How to do a Psychoanalytic Dream Analysis

 

Psychoanalytic dream analysis

Address each of the following questions in one paragraph of your paper. Number paragraphs in your paper with the corresponding numerals. Answer all questions.

Pick a dream that is imagistically and emotionally vivid & easy to recall. Begin the paper with your account of that dream.
Find day residues from the days before you dreamt the dream.
Free associate to each of the dream images—particularly those with day residues. Just let your mind go and write down whatever memories come to mind even if they seem improper, bad, irrelevant, or whatever.
What are the key features of the dream’s manifest content?
Where in the dream do you see dreamwork: e.g. condensation (combined or syncretic images) or displacement (emotions from one situation or character transferred to another?
Guess what the dream wish is.

 

Guess what the dream punishment is.

Psychoanalytic dream analysis

On the basis of your day residues, free associations, and guesses deduce what inner conflict the dream is working on and state that clearly in a paragraph.
How is the dream commenting on or changing that conflict?
How is this conflict a cultural conflict in America? You can use what you learned about American culture earlier in this course.
How does your choice of a dream to recount and your account itself represent a comment on the social situation of this class and your feelings about it or me? (transference)
Using the material developed above, make an argument as to what the dream’s latent content is.