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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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The findings for the manifest content indicated that many of the webpages in the sample were second-tier webpages and contained a URL extension of .
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).
of the scene's manifest content (the tall, powerful, yet benevolent
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).
Freud understood dreams ("the language of the night") as a type of language whose complex associations of symbols yield meaning to the skilled analyst who can penetrate a dream's confusing manifest content.
More recently an increasing number of anthropologists have collected material on dreams and analysed it from a variety of points of view, but although some have had recourse to Freudian ideas, concern has remained overwhelmingly with manifest content (see e.