Latent Content

By Renée Grinnell

According to Freud, the hidden meaning of a dream, fantasy, or thought, versus the surface (manifest) content. Latent content can be revealed through dream interpretation and free association.

Example: Freud said that dreams about elongated objects such as tree trunks, rockets, or weapons were really dreams concerning the male genitalia.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 24 Jan 2009

 

 
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