latent content

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Noun1.latent content - (psychoanalysis) hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
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Informed by literature on Latino teachers' identity formation and advocacy, the inductive content analysis found a latent content in the family language practices and globalization categories that had to do with the preservice students' search for ideas they considered important that were missing in their teacher preparation courses.
Private pathologies always underpin public fronts, the artist suggests, and indeed even what might read as the best-behaved selections open onto latent content.
Collins and Davis explore this catharsis in the latent content of films such as Oscar and Lucinda and Japanese Story, and the more explicit subject matter of films such as Beneath Clouds and the five short films of Dreaming in Motion.
The methodology is useful for inferring manifest and latent content by systematically and objectively examining the messages contained in the artifact (Taylor, 2009).
Yet a latent content analysis fails to even privilege the male social worker in this rendering.
Their manifest content, to use a Freudian term, actively hides their latent content.