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Early theories about dreaming

Early theories about dreaming

Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung put forth some of the most well-known theories of dreaming.

  • Freud's theory was that dreaming allows us to sort through unresolved and repressed wishes.
  • Carl Jung also believed dreams had psychological importance but differed about their meaning.

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Dreams help us process emotions

Dreams seem to help us to process emotions by constructing memories of them. The experience in our dreams may not be real, but the emotions we experience are real.

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Main Theories About Dreams

  1. Sigmund Freud believed dreams are our latent desires and repressed wishes, which are sometimes symbolic.
  2. Some scientists believe dreams help us consolidate our memory and are a sort of brain housekeeping.
  3. Some believe dreams are ancient biological radars, helping ...

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  • Sigmund Freud: He was the founder of psychoanalytic theory. His theories emphasised the unconscious mind, childhood experience, dreams, and symbolism.
  • Erik Erikson: He was an ego psychologist. His theory of psychosocial stages describes the develop...

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