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Sigmund Freud's Method and Theory of Dream Analysis

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I wrote this paper to get a better understanding of Sigmund Freud’s method and theory of dream analysis. The purpose of the paper will be to show the principals of Freud’s dream related theory that focuses on the physiology, interpretation, and psychology of dreams and to explain concepts such as latent and manifest content of dreams, the part of unconscious process, and the nature of dreams role in the determination of dream content. I would like to explore Sigmund Freud’s explanations of psycho-analytic and psychological theory and method to reveal whether Freud’s continuous revising to sexually based conclusions are able to support his own arguments. One of his themes was the amount of activity that goes on in our brains without us even realizing it is happening. Freud studied dreams looking for a better understanding of certain features of our personalities, mainly the features that developed into disorders and psychological problems. He believed nothing a human being did, could happen by chance, and every action, if it was big or small, was in some way motivated by the unconscious mind. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was the developer of psychoanalysis. His work created psychoanalytic views of human nature. He interpreted the individuality as a closed energy method, made up of conscious and unconscious parts, defense systems, unconscious instincts, anxieties, and biological drives. Biological instincts and childhood experiences determine who a person will be. Therefore human nature was seen as biologically driven and determined, instead of a combination of learned behaviors to be exploited or a certain possibility for self-actualization. Our dreams are cognitive experiences that happen during sleep, fr... ... middle of paper ... ...ill being used by some psychologists and dream researchers today. Works Cited From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Interpretation_of_Dreams Publications: Book Reviews Review of Freud’s Technique Papers: A Contemporary Perspective Michelle Presniak and Michael Wm. MacGregor, Fall 2004 © Division of Psychoanalysis Association1999-2005 Book Reviews are Copyright 2002-2005 http://www.division39.org/pub_reviews_detail.php?book_id=58 Sigmund Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams (1900) http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~wldciv/world_civ_reader/world_civ_reader_2/freud.html Tony Crisp Discussion Forum: Sigmund Freud Copyright © 1999-2010 Tony Crisp | All rights reserved http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/sigmund-freud/

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  • Explains that they wrote this paper to get a better understanding of sigmund freud's method and theory of dream analysis.
  • Explains that sigmund freud created psychoanalytic views of human nature. he interpreted individuality as a closed energy method, made up of conscious and unconscious parts, defense systems, unconscious instincts, anxieties, and biological drives.
  • Opines that dreams are cognitive experiences that happen during sleep, often including graphic visual imagery. dreams are based on the individual in that we usually dream of ourselves.
  • Explains that freud believed dreams gave insight to our deep desires of love, money, and acceptance or any yearning of the individual.
  • Analyzes how freud interprets and examines the manifest of dreams content to obtain their latent meaning. he based his work on clinical experiences and clinical neurosis to be able to confirm his theories as a proven fact.
  • Explains that dreams are objects of endless enchantment and mystery for mankind as far back as the beginning of time.
  • Explains freud's insight that the mind preserves emotions and memories which aren't always consciously available to us has evolved the ways humanity views itself.
  • Explains freud's problems with the dream theory, stating that the person dreaming may unconsciously create missing portions of their dream. the unconscious mind cannot speak verbal language so it must communicate with us through symbols.
  • Explains that some have disrespected him for seeing sexual intent behind each dream subject. his fixation with sexual subjects may have been a product of the times in which he lived.
  • States that wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the wikimedia foundation, inc.
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