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Lecture 49

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 121
Professor
Rempel Martin
Semester
Winter

Description
Stages of Sleep Cycle Exploring the Dream World • Most people dream, although may not be aware – Lucid dreams: dream in which the dreamer is aware that they are dreaming, may be able to exert some control over dream • Various theories proposed to explain the purpose of dreams – Psychoanalytic, problem-focused, cognitive, activation-synthesis Dreams as Unconscious Wishes • Freud concluded that dreams provide insight into our unconscious. • Manifest content includes aspects of the dream we consciously experience and latent content includes unconscious wishes and thoughts symbolized in the dream. • To understand a dream we must distinguish manifest content from latent content. • Not everything in dream is symbolic. Dreams as Efforts to Deal with Problems • Dreams may reflect ongoing conscious issues such as concerns over relationships, work,
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