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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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Most of the recorded data was manifest content; however, the image content, appeals, and frames were latent content and thus required subjective interpretations by the researchers (Lombard, Snyder-Duch, & Bracken, 2002).
Displacement (replaces important ideas or feeling with insignificant thoughts in the manifest content of the dream);
Manifest content analysis coding for the study was adapted from the model of Peterson and Kroner (1992).
Among the topics are a retrospective study of Rorschach indicators of post-traumatic stress disorder, the importance of differentiating latent and manifest content in projective tests, the Rorschach assessment of parenting capacity, self-perception in Andean Quechua-speaking children entering school using the Rorschach method, the role of color in the production of responses in children's Rorschach protocols, and normative data from a sample of nonpatient Brazilian children aged nine to eleven.
who separated their latent meaning from their manifest content.
That the manifest content of these images is beset by a latent trauma is both depicted (figured) and enacted (figured out) in Spence's hazy deposits of sprayed pigment.
film's manifest content. While the critical necessity of accounting
to the consideration of those who would know what the nineteenth century of Christian civilization has here brought forth ..." They agree that the manifest content of the volume supports the original aim.
Greenberg, Katz, Schwartz, and Pearlman (1992) suggested that the manifest content of the dream contains real emotional problems and the attempts to solve them in an open or metaphoric way; as a result, the psychological defenses in subsequent wakefulness become more effective, and the ability to deal with problems is enhanced.
Read as "memoir," Brenner argues, A Moveable Feast will lead to "subtexts latent in the manifest content," divulging its dreamlike quality and its therapeutic value for the writer (x).
To fully gauge coverage of first ladies, we subjected each text to manifest content analysis and latent content analysis (Babbie 1983, 279).