Basic Psychoanalytic Concepts on the Theory of Dreams by Humberto Nagera

By Humberto Nagera

It is mostly accredited that between Freud’s many contributions to the knowledge of the traditional and irregular facets of psychological functioning, The Interpretation of Dreams stands by myself and exceptionally others. during this paintings released in 1900 Freud laid down the principles of psychoanalytic conception because it used to be to enhance all through this century. This paintings not just unravelled the importance of the method of dreaming and allowed for the clinical figuring out of the real which means and nature of the mysterious international of desires, yet created the root for a common concept of character able to encompassing inside a unmarried version either the conventional and irregular point of psychological functioning.

Originally released in 1969 Dr Nagera and his collaborators (all analytically informed) from the Hampstead baby treatment health facility and path (now the Anna Freud Centre) remoted from Freud’s paintings twenty-five simple innovations that they thought of not just the cornerstones of Freud’s idea of goals yet basic pillars for the knowledge of psychoanalytic concept more often than not. They comprise matters akin to dream resources, dream paintings, dream censorship, take place content material, latent content material, condensation, displacement, symbolism, secondary revision and dream interpretation. they're awarded in a condensed and focused demeanour containing all major statements made by way of Freud at any aspect in his existence just about desires, in addition to tracing the ancient improvement of his rules anywhere major. References to the assets are given in all situations for the counsel of the coed of psychoanalysis, the psychiatrist, the social employee, the psychologist or the scholarly minded reader.

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5, p. 562. , Vol. 22, p. 11. , Vol. 5, p. 561. d a y ’s residues from which we know that an unconscious (repressed) idea as such is incapable of entering the preconscious. It can only exercise any effect there by establishing connections with an idea which already belongs to the preconscious, by transferring its intensity on to it and by getting ‘covered’ by it. This Freud calls ‘transference’ 1 a term which later came to denote a somewhat different process and which at present one would probably call ‘displacement’.

5 The ‘latent dream-thoughts’ are centred in a different way to the manifest content: ‘ . . the elements which stand out as the principal components o f the manifest content of the dream are far from playing the same part in the dream-thoughts. And, as a corollary, the converse of this assertion can be affirmed: what is clearly the essence of the dream-thoughts need not be represented in the dream at all. , Vol. 18, p. 241, cf. , Vol. 9, p. , Vol. 20, p. 44. , Vol. 19, p. 114. , Vol. 4, p. 144, cf.

Vol. 4, p. 219. , Vol. 5, p. 396. , p. 546. 31 THE TH EO RY OF D R E A M S in spite of it a certain amount of libidinal or other interest. . ’2 3. Sensory excitations. ’3 Such somatic stimuli may form part of the latent content of the dream if they cannot be ignored or denied; they are then used as components in the situation wished for in the dream. 4 O f these three constituents of the latent dream content the dynamically unconscious wishes are of prime importance. There can be no dream without a dynamically unconscious (repressed) wish.

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