Essay about Analysis Of Freud 's Theory Of Dreams

837 Words Oct 5th, 2015 4 Pages
Sigmund Freud was a firm believer that dreams revealed much more about the dreamer than he or she may think. He thought that dreams were a way that a person could explore their unconscious desires and feelings, meaning that dreams let a person become aware of things that he or she was not previously aware of. Freud also believed that dreams consisted of manifest content, the literal content of a dream that a person has had, as well as latent content, which is what the dream represents to the dreamer. Latent content is purposely hidden from the dreamer in order to protect him or her from facing conflicts evident in his or her dreams. The activation-synthesis theory states that when a person sleeps, his or her brain tries to create connections from the random brain activity that occurs during sleep, which results in dreams. When random brain activity is occurring, the parts of the brain that interpret sensory input are also activated, so this is why the brain tries to make connections during sleep. According to the evolved-threat rehearsal strategies hypothesis, it is believed that a person may dream about a particularly threatening event in order to prepare himself or herself for threatening events that occur when he or she is awake. It is also believed that these dreams are a way for a person to rehearse strategies that he or she may use if these situations particular situations do happen. Recently, I had a dream that I have had variations of before. In this…

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