What are dreams and why do we have them are often questions that are easy to ask but difficult to answer. The question of whether dreams have a psychological affect has yet to be determined. These factors haven’t stopped scientists from researching and brainstorming ideas. There are several approaches as to why we dream. One is that, dreams go hand in hand with sleep to help the brain sort through everything it collects throughout the day. Scientists have still not determined the purpose of dreams or their functions but, we do know that know that it occurs during the REM stages of sleep. The article by Ernest Hartmann, a professor of psychiatry, discusses how dreams might go hand in hand with our emotions. As Hartmann goes into explaining the contemporary theory of dreaming; he pinpoints the focus we hold when we are conscious and then transition into dreaming our mental processes. In this stage, we become less focused and delusional. Emotional influence comes into play during these stages. The emotions we are feeling control what we experience when we are dreaming and this could alternate depending on the trials and tribulations we face. I agree with Hartmann’s theory that our emotions play an important role in our dreaming. During the day, I believe our brains are working hard to make connections to achieve certain functions. One example was when I was faced with a difficult math problem. I went to sleep without solving it and it had me puzzled of the certain outcomes it can be. I dreamt later that night of possible numbers surrounding my cloud of thought. Useless equations and problems were irritating me, and I soon woken up from the dream a little later on with a headache. Patterns of stress relating to the problem I believe were linked with my headache. I then realized that our brain is incredibly focused on that one thing.
One thing I have learned that may connect with sleep is the circadian rhythm .From this I know that body function slows down at night. We aren't required to focus on anything during sleep, so our brains make
States of Consciousness
Sigmund Freud revolutionized the study of dreams with his work The Interpretation Of Dreams. Freud developed several themes on dream psychology. He proposed the structure of the Human Psyche – the id, ego, and superego. Sigmund Freud was a world renowned psychologist and writer who forever changed the world of psychoanalysis.
The three structures of the Human Psyche Freud proposed are:
Id - centered around original impulses, pleasures…
he brain while
asleep. There are many wellknown theories regarding dreams and dreaming proposed by
psychologists and researchers such as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Allan Hobson and Robert
McCarley. Other important facts about dreaming are discussed such as when humans dream,
how researchers can detect brain activity and consciousness, and the different types of dreams
including daydreams, recurring dreams, lucid dreams and nightmares. Common symbolic
messages experienced while dreaming…
Lucid Dreaming and Effects on the Real World
9 March 2015
Dreaming is a common thing for most people to experience while sleeping. All dreaming
is, is a series of images, ideas, emotions, or sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during
certain stages of sleep. Some people can become aware that they are dreaming, and that is called
Lucid Dreaming. While lucid dreaming the dreamer has a chance to control or manipulate the…
Essentials of Abnormal Psychology
Chapter 2 Summary
A psychological disorder is the control or any dysfunction of the individual. These psychological disorders can be associated with the stress or impairment. The psychological disorder is seen in individuals that have behaviors or dysfunctions that identifies of the essence of abnormality (Durand & Barlow, 2010). To identify that the person has psychological disorder,…
What are the basic concepts of analytical psychology? How does Jung’s
approach differ from Freud’s?
Based on the assumptions of this theory, ego defenses operate as a way of
helping us cope with anxiety. Identify two of the ego-defense mechanisms and
give an example of how someone might utilize them to cope with anxiety (put
this in your own words). How is an understanding of the functioning of ego
defenses useful to the counselor?
Psychoanalytic psychology has influenced every form of psychological…
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…
psychiatrist and influential, controversial thinker of psychology/ inventor of analytical of psychology first modern psychology to state human psych by nature religious explore in depth/ He basically contemporary of Freud, he positive approach of psychology to cure. Known pioneer of psychology used great length as a tool dream analysis. Ultimate hypothesis human beings should go through individuation. It’s necessary for a personal to become home. This psychology process of integrating the conscious with the…
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…
There are many perspectives of the psychology of religion; in fact these perspectives have often been criticized and praised by religious adherents. Most psychological research has rightly avoided the question of the existence of a deity. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychology viewed religion as little more than a form of mental illness. Freud utilized three clinical tools that seem to border on the superstitious/spiritual: hypnotism, free association and dream analysis. It is somewhat amusing…
trait theory is an approach to the study of human personality- defined as habitual patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion.
Psychoanalytic theory originated with the work of Sigmund Freud. Through his clinical work with patients suffering from mental illness, Freud came to believe that childhood experiences and unconscious desires influenced behavior. Based on his observations, he developed a theory that described development in terms of a series of psychosexual stages. According to Freud, conflicts…