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Intro to psychology
April 15, 2011.
The reason why I choose this topic is I was always fascinated by my dreams and wanted to know why we as human dream. This topic also pulls my interest as to why when I dream of thing and days later the contents I saw in my dream becomes a reality. However my understanding was the only thing that would appear in my dream were events that took place during the day or previous activities that I have encountered. Even though most dream isn’t straightforward the content of the dream is literal though it took place in the unconscious part of the brain. The three topics I will discuss are significance of dreams, parasomnias, dreams and mental activity during sleep. Even though dream took place in the unconscious part of our mind I do believe that when a person dreams it helps to keep them sane. Parasomnias I believe is a very disturbing behavior during sleep and any one with this disorder should seek medical help as soon as possible. Mental activity during sleep can be harmful and sometimes funny. After reading this chapter on significance of dreams it gives me an insight of what took place while I am sleeping and dreaming. Sigmund Freud said in his land- mark work the interpretation of dream that “dreams are the disguised fulfillment of repressed wishes.” He also gives two components of dreams the manifest content and the latent content. These demonstrate the elements of a dream that is consciously experienced and remembered by the dreamer; while the unconscious wishes, thoughts and urges are concealed in the manifest content of a dream. However my belief is not in standing to what Sigmund Freud mention in his manifest content. Whenever I dream I personally dream of the actual thing just as it would happen in real life, for example if dream of a “penis” it would be the real image of the penis and not stick, sword and broom. Even though some dream are horrible, there are...
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