Memory Consolidation Theory

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This dream exhibits qualities that make it reasonable to classify it as Freud’s wish fulfillment theory. Freud’s theory recognizes dreams as fulfilling wishes that might otherwise be unacceptable (these wishes are usually sexual). These dreams contain manifest content (obvious to the eye) and latent content (obtain an underlying meaning). The manifest content is the boy seeing a girl’s answers to her test which he is not supposed to see and the latent content may be the boy quickly seeing the girl naked, something he was not supposed to see but wants to see, such as her “answers”. The memory consolidation theory includes the information processing theory which acts to convert short term memories into long term memories by sorting out and consolidating
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