9-18 - Prophetic Dreams o Often self-fulfilling prophecies....

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Prophetic Dreams o Often self-fulfilling prophecies. After you have the dream, you attempt to make it true o Often Educated guesses: Dreams anticipating a future even: Abe’s Dream, Shelley’s cheating dream, the fishing trip dream Deja vue- I’ve been here before somehow o “Misses” (the non-hits) don’t get reports, the ‘hits’ do o The experts Make many general predictions- Jeane Dixon’s 1001 predictions o “Predicting” the Future… These are easy to predict There will be unrest in Middle East Southern US will experience bad storm Stock market will show a strong downward trend. o Misses don’t get reported o Hits get reported What determines Dream Content? o External stimuli o o Unresolved problems and issues (ex. The chemistry Problem set- came to me in a dream) o Unresloved Psychological Issues- Sigmund Freud- Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis sheds light on reasons underlying overt behaviors o George Peach, City Prosecutor, crusader against porn and prostitution—he was charged with soliciting!!! Frued’s personality test can test this o Freudian Dream Theory o The’ Real us is the ID: unconscious mind o Dreams: breakthrough into consciousness of unconscious ID (repressed desires)
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