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Repression is the forced storage into the unconscious of experiences that are so severe you dont have emotions towards them Everything you experience or want to experience stays with you in your unconscious mind Bad experiences are pushed down into the unconscious instead of naturally falling down becoming repressed A good example of repression according to Freud is the repression of the Oedipus complex we push those feelings down into the unconscious mind Eventually the repressed thoughts and feelings will come out as aggression and may cause neurosis Neurosis is caused by continually repressing thoughts and feelings By not being able to fulfill your sexual drives and killing drives you push them down into the unconscious These basic drives want to be fulfilled by the id and can cause neurosis if they arent Freud goes on to say that everybody is neurotic to some degree because we all hold some repressed thoughts and feelings including the desires of the Oedipus complex and the desire to kill nobody is completely normal Freud also says that the only way to cure repression is through psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis will take the repressed memory from the unconscious and move it to the conscious mind According to Freud dreams are wish fulfillments Dreams show the unconscious mind and how much activity you have They can tell more about somebody than anything else Dreaming is a way for the unconscious mind to vent out the repressed memories that have added up over time They are states of mind created by the fact that we feel certain powerful drives such as the drive for sex which are rooted in the needs of the body These drives have no sense of time they want satisfaction immediately The unconscious is defined as being the source of our most basic physical urges and also as a collage of ideas impressions and emotions associated with everything a person has ever experienced or wished to experience from the
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