1. Unconscious process of altering emotions and thoughts or the conscious misrepresentation of facts. 2. Psychoanalytic theory. Using dream work to modify forbidden thoughts to make them mor acceptable.

DISTORTION: "Distortion deals with how we protect ourselves fromm forbidden thoughts."
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