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What is a "Freudian slip " ??

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Asked by SriniVenkat, 03 Mar '10 06:35 pm
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A slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 03 Mar '10 08:11 pm

 
  
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A Freudian slip, or parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of some unconscious ('dynamically repressed') wish, conflict, or train of thought. The concept is thus part of classical psychoanalysis.

As a common pun goes, "A Freudian slip is when you mean one thing, but you say your mother."

Slips of the tongue and the pen are the classic parapraxes, but psychoanalytic theory also embraces such phenomena as misreadings, mishearings, temporary forgettings, and the mislaying and losing of objects.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 04 Mar '10 11:36 am

 
  
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Although Mr. venkat had given an answer, please permit me...The thing arose out of one of the books written by Dr. Sigmund Freud called "Psychopathology of Everyday life" wherein he argues even a slip of tongue is not an inadvertent but prompted by unconscious (Freudian word for subconscious) and slip is deliberate although we are not aware of it. slip resulting from a dormant desire or emotion.
Answered by Jaya Mali, 03 Mar '10 06:53 pm

 
  
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A verbal mistake that is thought to reveal a repressed belief, thought, or emotion.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 03 Mar '10 06:41 pm

 
  
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A Freudian slip if often known as a "slip of the tongue" in which a mistake in speech reveals something of the nature of the speaker's unconscious or semi-conscious desires. However, the desire need not be specifically sexual, and the Freudian slip need not be a slip of the tongue - it may be an obvious misinterpretation such as reading a word incorrectly (as if one real word were another equally real word that differs in meaning) or maybe even hearing a word incorrectly.The idea behind the Freudian slip is something that now might be considered pop psychology. The references in pop music, television, and movies to people only "hearing what they want to hear" and "seeing what they want to see" are protean and admit to an affinity with the Freudian slip. There are also blatant Freudian slips (of the tongue) plugged into sitcoms and other comedies. Similarly to seeing what we want to see and hearing what we want to hear, sometimes we say what we want to say or say what we wish were true ...more
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 03 Mar '10 06:47 pm

 
  
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