Dreams: Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud

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“Dreams are a series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.” This is the true definition of what dreams are according to Free Dictionary.com. Although many people are unaware of how dreams actually work there are two psychologists that have been able to pinpoint the true meaning of dreams. These two men are Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. There are many different perceptions on how people dream, what dreams mean, and why people dream.
Sigmund Freud is known as the father of psychoanalysis, along with a psychologist, physiologist, and medical doctor. Freud worked with Joseph Breuer to develop the theory of how the mind is a complex energy system.Throughout Freud’s life he encountered discrimination of his works along with appraisal for his works. His works are found in the “The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud” which was published by Ed. J. Strachey and Anna Freud. Although there is only one work by Freud, the number of works on Freud is almost uncountable. (Stephen 2014) Carl Jung is another extravagant man. Carl was faced with fainting spells as a child, but overcame them with perseverance. Jung first wanted to study medicine, but he was also interested in spiritual phenomena which led him to study in psychiatry. The first time Jung and Freud met, they talked for twelve hours non stop discussing their theories. Although the two men clicked at first, they eventually separated and studied the unconscious mind on their own. The impact that Jung has left on society is through the Alcoholics Anonymous Program and his concepts on introversion and extraversion have contributed to psychology and psychotherapy. (Cherry 2013)
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