Dream Analysis Essay Dreams occur within all of us. They are our own personal movies played each night by our brains, creating mental images of our thoughts, desires, memories, etc.-- and all of us have them. Every single person on this planet dreams; we can dream in color, we can have nightmares, we can even have wild dreams that make little sense to us. But, what is dreaming exactly? There are many theories such as the Freudian theory, Activation - Synthesis, and the Cognitive perspective; however no one has reached a consensus. I personally side more with the Freudian theory -- that dreams are our inner wishes and desires that have yet to be fulfilled, or in some cases, can never be fulfilled. The Freudian Dream Theory has a lot to do with a person’s unconscious mind. According to Freud, a famous psychotherapist and psychologist, the unconscious mind is where our immoral wishes, violent motives, and repressed instincts that society has deemed as unethical are stored. At night, these wishes are fulfilled in the form of a dream. Think about it-- you can do anything in dreams. You can kill someone with no consequence, rob a bank and never get caught; the possibilities are endless and are at no cost to the dreamer. Dreams, according to this theory, can be any repressed urge that the dreamer may have. Unlike Freud’s theory, the Activation - Synthesis theory, developed by J. Allan Hobson and Robert McCarley in 1977, suggests that the way the brain functions is what actually causes a dream to occur. The brain at night is active, essentially doing a system reboot for the body to make repairs. During this period of “reboot”, circuits in the brain are activated. Some of these circuits trigger parts of the brain that are associated with emotions and memories-- also known as the limbic system. Because of this triggering, and because the mind is active, the mind tries to interpret this. This is how a dream occurs, according to this theory. The Cognitive Perspective, or Information Processing is basically where the brain tries to make sense of the things that happened throughout the day and replays the information while you are sleeping, which results in a dream. Alternatively, your brain could also be trying to figure out a problem, which also falls into this category Now, my position on why we dream sides mostly with the Freudian theory. I strongly believe that your dreams are inner wishes that your unconscious makes. I do, however feel that the other two theories play a role in how/why we dream. But for the most part, I think that the Freudian theory makes the most sense. For example, if you are dreaming about sailing across the Pacific ocean to get to Japan to save the world from Godzilla, that really has nothing to do with stuff that you…
I began to shout and yell at my friends for help but they could not perceive sound from me, it was like the car and I were imperceptible. We were lost in the dark.
From the very first moment I woke up from my dream, I knew what it was about and what it was trying to tell me. The first significant symbol in my dream was the image of myself spending time with my friends on the rooftop however girlfriend was nowhere in sight. The past month has been difficult for my girlfriend and I…
Professor Mark Richert
12 February 2013
Dreams are like a world full of mysteries and fascinations, where there is very little reality or none at all. Dreams are made out of a series out thoughts, images, and emotions that happen in a person’s mind while they are sleeping. 90% of your brain requires to be active in order for you to be able to dream. According to psychologist Wiseman there is people who can actually dream the future, it might not be exactly as they dreamt about…
My Dream theory Analysis
According to Sigmund Freud a dream is an unconscious wish fulfillment.
Every dream has an underlying message to things that are connected with or conscious
problems or wishes.
On my first night I dream that I was driving my four wheeler back home. Home is a
desert, so I was just riding and it was peaceful. The day was coming to end it was a maybe a
little after sunset, but the further I was going I became more frightened. When I tried to turn
around I only found myself back in the direction I was going in…
I like "dropout" as an addition to the American Dream language because it's brief and it's clear. What I don't like is that we use it almost entirely as a dirty word.
We only apply it to people under twenty-one. Yet an adult who spends his days and nights watching mindless TV programs is more of a drop out than an eighteen-year-old who quits college, with its frequentl mindless courses, to become, say, a VISTA volunteer. For the young, dropping out is often a way of dropping in.
To hold this…
Dreams are one of the most mysterious and fascinating things of all time. People often rely on the meanings of their dreams help solve personal problems.Dreams represent many different aspects in ones life including physical, emotional and mental. Dream analysis is a process of learning the meaning of a dream by studying the symbols and memories. Sigmund Freud along with many other experts have come up with theories and approaches to interpret dreams. Some of the approaches to determine the meaning…
Running Head: DREAMS
State Fair Community College
Dreams can range from normal and ordinary, to overly surreal and bizarre. The events in dreams are generally outside the control of the dreamer, with the exception of lucid dreaming, where the dreamer is aware. Dreams can have varying natures, such as frightening, exciting, magical, melancholic, adventurous, or sexual. Dreams can, at times, make a creative thought occur to a person or be a sense of inspiration…
Why Do We Dream?
Modern Theories of Dreaming
By Rebecca Turner Lucid Dream Forum
Why do we dream? Ancient civilizations saw dreams as portals for receiving wisdom from the gods. In modern psychology, Sigmund Freud famously theorized that dreams were the "royal road to the unconscious". Modern theories suggest it's not as complicated as that. Are we getting closer to understanding dreams?
Freud - aka the father of dream research - gave psychoanalysis as one explanation for why we dream. But Freud…
that, even with all the problems of today and tomorrow, the he has a dream for racial equality. He goes on to say that this dream of equality is not just for the racially segregated South, but for the entire nation as a whole.
Dr. King closes his speech proclaiming his dream of racial equality. This dream is for equality in very state of the U.S. and in every city throughout the nation. And it doesn’t just stop with race—his dream is for all races and all religions to join together and proclaim…
relishing in "The American Dream" While capitalism promotes the belief that this dream is achievable, it is more often than not, a literal dream, and leaves its pursuers poor, and weak. This keeps the working class powerless, and pacified to propagate capitalistic values.
Clean cut examples of this are cases in such societies where people do not have the chance to advance but have the chance to succeed. A strange position that seems to contradict a culture that's "Dream" is to be powerful and wealthy…
Freud believed that dreams are the “royal road to the unconscious”, for it is within an individual’s dream state that their unconscious wishes, needs, and fears are expressed (Corey, 2005, p. 76). Dedicating his work to creating a procedure which could assist with the emergence of unconscious thoughts into the conscious mind, Freud developed psychoanalytical therapy: a therapy aimed at increasing awareness, encouraging insight into the client’s behaviour, and understanding the significance of symbols…