Psychology Freud's Theory on Dreams

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Freud’s Theory on Dreams

We as humans are an incredible species. We continue to evolve and create new inventions as time goes on. However, there are some very important tasks we must do on a daily basis if we are to do these extraordinary things at our best. Is has been proven that we all require sleep to function at our highest. There are many questions revolving around the huge topic of sleep; for instance why do we need it? What does sleep actually do for our brains and bodies? One that has really peaked my interest though, is the question of what is the purpose of dreams when we are asleep? Is there any relevance to them? How do you find out what they mean? To find out my questions and more on this, I am going to be
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Marshall plants the thought of doubt in people’s minds. It makes you think about how this could just be a hopeful theory rather than a true one. Freud even said himself, “In spite of thousands of years of endeavour, little progress has been made in the scientific understanding of dreams.” Since this has hardly any scientific explanation, it is going to just remain a theory until it can actually be proven otherwise with science. That does not mean that one should discount it or even not believe it them self. It just means that there is no scientific evidence supporting it, no matter one’s beliefs and opinions on it. In order to fully understand if this actually works you would need to know exactly what the person was thinking, and then on top of that, you would need to believe that our brain transforms our dreams into manifest content. You will also need to believe that whatever is deciphered is the actual truth of your subconscious thoughts and desires. Since most people don’t know what their subconscious is always thinking, this can also cause skepticism, because you have no way to know for sure if the findings are accurate. Despite the many skepticisms revolving around Freud’s theory, there are many people that believe in it. In fact according to Patrick J. Mahony (2005), “Freud’s revolutionary book pioneered our understanding of dreams in particular and of the workings of the human mind in general.” Mahony is referring to
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