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AP Psychology: States of Consciousness

Question:

According to Freud, why do we see a series of symbols when we dream?

Answer:

The mind tries to protect itself from potentially traumatizing unconscious desires by transforming them into harmless symbols. (Freud tried to interpret these symbols with his therapy.)
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to review concepts related to states of consciousness, including sleep and dreams, in preparation for the AP Psychology exam
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Question: According to Freud, why do we see a series of symbols when we dream?
Answer: The mind tries to protect itself from potentially traumatizing unconscious desires by transforming them into harmless symbols. (Freud tried to interpret these symbols with his therapy.)