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manifest content

[′man·ə‚fest ′kän‚tent]
(psychology)
Any idea, feeling, or action considered to be the conscious expression of repressed motives or desires, particularly the remembered content of a dream or fantasy which conceals and distorts the unconscious meaning.
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A manifest content analysis signifies that men and women are, on the whole, equally represented as clients and providers, delivering the explicit message that the social work profession subverts patriarchal norms.
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 dream in developmental age: Research on manifest content.
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.
In presenting and discussing this material on Keravat dreams I have been concerned primarily with their manifest content.