By Robert Reifsteck
are when a person dreaming becomes aware that he is dreaming, and is able to influence or control what happens.
Dreams as unconscious wishes theory
dreams are an attempt to satisfy sexual and aggressive impulses that we cannot satisfy when we are awake.
Is the plot of the dream: who’s in the dream, what happens, and so on.
The underlying, more hidden, but true meaning of a dream
Dreams as Reflection Theory (Problem Focused Approach)
Freud used psychoanalysis to see the issues of people's dreams like nightmares. Made connections with the bad dreams and bad things in peoples past.
Dreams as Housekeeping Theory
During sleep, the brain shuts out sensory input so it can process what was stored in memory during the day.Dreams are just brief glimpses of our brains sorting,scanning,and searching through memories
Dreams as Brain Activity Theory (Activation-Synthesis Theory)
Dreams result from random activation of brain cells responsible for eye movement, muscle development, balance, and vision.The brain then combines this activity with existing knowledge and memories as if the signals came from the environment.,
Why Do We Dream?
WHY DO WE DREAM?