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Dreams And The Unconscious: An Introduction To The Study Of Psycho-Analysis | by Charles Wilfred Valentine



The new psychology of the unconscious, associated chiefly with the work of Freud, has suffered the fate of many new movements of thought. On the one hand it has raised a loud outcry on the part of some of those, not always well-informed, to whom its doctrines seem incredibly strange and unpleasant. On the other hand, it has been pushed to an extreme by some of its supporters, and its suppositions have been asserted as though they were proved facts; sweeping generalisations have been made prematurely, for example, in reference to the influence of sex on mental life.

TitleDreams And The Unconscious: An Introduction To The Study Of Psycho-Analysis
AuthorCharles Wilfred Valentine
PublisherChristophers
Year1922
Copyright1922, Christophers
AmazonDreams and the Unconscious: An Introduction to the Study of Psycho-Ananlysis

By C. W. Valentine M.A. (Cantab), D. Phil, (fit Andrews) Professor of Education In The University of Birmingham

Christophers

"Not Chaos, not The darkest pit of lowest Erebus, Nor aught of blinder vacancy, scooped out By help of dreams, can breed such fear and awe As fall upon us often when we look Into our Minds, into the Mind of Man."

Wordsworth.

-Preface
The new psychology of the unconscious, associated chiefly with the work of Freud, has suffered the fate of many new movements of thought. On the one hand it has raised a loud outcry on the part of som...
-Chapter I. Introductory
WITHIN the last ten years or so certain revolutionary ideas about the nature of the human mind and the influence of unconscious factors upon consciousness, have been rapidly gaining ground. This new p...
-Chapter II. Mental Conflict And Repression
THE main tenet of the Freudian psychology is that there is a great part of the mind of which we are unconscious, and which, nevertheless, has an enormous influence upon our thoughts, feelings and acti...
-Mental Conflict And Repression. Part 2
This will appear more credible if we study a few cases of the forgetting of past experiences, in which the forgotten experience seemed to continue to have an influence upon the mind of the individual,...
-Mental Conflict And Repression. Part 3
A Case of Partial Repression. Now there is one important difference between, this case and the cause of claustrophobia. My friend had not so completely forgotten the fears of childhood as the young o...
-Mental Conflict And Repression. Part 4
When we are faced by conflicting desires we may choose one path deliberately, or we may act somewhat impulsively in response to one impulse; in either case we may or may not consciously repress the ot...
-Chapter III. Psycho-Analysis Through Dreams
AS we have seen, the cures of various kinds of nervous disease, such as paralysis, morbid obsessions and unreasonable fears, have been found to follow the recall of forgotten experiences and the relea...
-Psycho-Analysis Through Dreams. Continued
The Analysis of Dreams. The patient was astonished at his dream, being himself a most peaceable man. He was asked to say what was suggested by the name Charles. The word recalled several men of that ...
-Chapter IV. Mental Analysis Through Associations
AN important method of mental analysis is the use of the word-association test. * This follows the method of a simple psychological experiment already familiar to psychologists. A number of words, dis...
-Mental Analysis Through Associations. Part 2
Let us consider what happens during the experiment in the mind of the person who has read the sentences previously. When one of the words is read out, e.g. carpet, an association takes place, perhap...
-Mental Analysis Through Associations. Part 3
Or we may suppose that without any revival of an emotion, or even of any decided feeling, the critical word, A, tends to call up a repressed idea or feeling, B, which is associated with it; but the re...
-Chapter V. Buried Complexes And The Discipline Of Childhood
WE have so far studied the effects, in certain cases, of the repression of past experiences, and of their recall to memory and their reconnection with the main stream of mental life; and also the meth...
-Buried Complexes And The Discipline Of Childhood. Part 2
Repression and Control. In the investigation of cases by psycho-analysis, there is a further danger of the importance of sex being exaggerated as a cause of neurosis, if the patient has the slightest...
-Buried Complexes And The Discipline Of Childhood. Part 3
Having said this, however, we must return to our proviso - when the influence of the parent is good. Unhappily it is not always good, even when well-intentioned. There is reason to believe that irrita...
-Chapter VI. The Psychology Of Dreams
WE have already seen that a repressed impulse or complex may find a way out for itself in some disguised form. For example, we may recall the woman who was jilted by the shoemaker, and who constantly ...
-The Psychology Of Dreams. Continued
Possibly some of the ridicule poured upon Freud's theory of dreams would have been softened if it had been realised that the germ of several aspects of the Freudian view of dreams, including the chara...
-Chapter VII. The Psychology Of Dreams-(Continued)
A STUDY of the dreams of normal persons suggests that the censor in dreams is a very shadowy person. The mere use of symbols does not prove the presence of a censorship in any serious sense, though th...
-The Psychology Of Dreams-(Continued). Continued
Dreams as Completions. Symbols and Primitive Thoughts. For example, the idea of father and mother is often apparently symbolised in dreams by that of king or queen, and Dr. Ernest Jones points out t...
-Chapter VIII. Sublimation And Sex. The Influence Of The Unconscious In Everyday Life
IN considering the practical bearing of the new psychology of the unconscious on the everyday life of normal persons, the idea which calls for first consideration is that of the harmfulness of repress...
-Sublimation And Sex. The Influence Of The Unconscious In Everyday Life. Continued
Now, it is important to be quite clear as to the meaning of the terms here. If by sex instinct is meant the instinct of reproduction, sex instinct in the narrowest sense, then surely the statement s i...
-Chapter IX. Forgetting, Doubt And Prejudice. The Influence Of The Unconscious In Everyday Life
THE influence of the unconscious upon the processes of everyday life in normal individuals is shown when groups of ideas, which should work together, are dissociated from one another, or in a more ext...
-Forgetting, Doubt And Prejudice. The Influence Of The Unconscious In Everyday Life. Continued
* Quoted by E. Jones, Papers on Psycho-Analysis, p. 43. Probably the extreme revolt of some adolescents against their parents' religious beliefs, in which they have been strictly brought up, may be d...
-Bibliography
This book can at best serve as an introduction to what is now a fairly extensive body of writings. Books on the subject are of very unequal merit, some being utterly uncritical, suggesting to the mind...







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