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content

 [kon´tent]
that which is contained within a thing.
latent content in freudian theory, the hidden and unconscious true meaning of a symbolic representation, such as a dream or fantasy, as opposed to the manifest content.
manifest content in freudian theory, the content of a dream or fantasy as it is experienced and remembered, and in which the latent content is disguised and distorted by displacement, condensation, symbolization, projection, and secondary elaboration.

man·i·fest con·tent

those elements of fantasy and dreams that are consciously available and reportable.

manifest content

The fresh and memorable content of a dream (which contrasts with latent content, which is difficult to retrieve).

manifest content

Psychiatry The remembered content of a dream or fantasy, as contrasted with latent content, which is concealed and distorted

man·i·fest con·tent

(man'i-fest kon'tent)
Those elements of fantasy and dreams that are consciously available and reportable.
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Another change that can be found is that dynamic contemporary psychotherapy has been giving more relevance to the manifest content of dreams in its interpretations, no longer focusing exclusively on the latent content (Glucksman, 2001; Kramer & Glucksman, 2006).
The manifest contents of the dream are experienced by the dreamer as real and true in their immediate state, not as fantastical images or as symbolic facades that withhold meaning from consciousness in a devious manner to be unmasked by the analyst's personal and theoretical speculations.
Taking into consideration how the manifest content and latent content analyses inform one another places the data in Agger's (1989) work on critical theory of text.
The manifest content analysis revealed very few differences between how many and how male and female social work providers were portrayed in the texts.
But even the manifest content of their dreams gave clear evidence of more complex attitudes.
In these circumstances, as Tuzin (1975:561) has observed, the interpretation system can have an inordinately large part in constructing the dream's manifest content.
20) Strictly rational interpretation of imagery and dream symbolism has itself come under criticism by new structuralist researchers, particularly insofar as such interpretations have tended to discredit the manifest contents and failed to analyze the imagistic contents as expressive of a wider epistemological range of human awareness.
The dream in developmental age: Research on manifest content.
Whether one classifies Ennis and Jack as representing gay or bisexual men, the fact remains that they are nonheterosexual cowboys at the level of the film's manifest contents, rather than simply its latent contents (as has typically been the case throughout U.
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