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Theories of Dreaming Freud’s Wish-Fulfillment Theory Dreams are an attempt to satisfy sexual and  aggressive impulses that we cannot satisfy when  we are awake. Manifest Content :  the surface level of a dream  (images, action). Latent Content :  the unconscious meaning of a  dream.
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Theories of Dreaming     Activation-Synthesis Theory Dreams result from random activation  of brain cells  responsible for eye movement, muscle movement,  balance, and vision. The brain then synthesizes  (combines) this activity  with existing knowledge and memories as if the  signals came from the environment. How we interpret the random images and  sensations is the dream’s meaning.
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Theories of Dreaming    Dreams as Problem-Solving Dreams reflect emotional preoccupations of waking 
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Unformatted text preview: liferelationships, sex, work, health. Images in a dream are sometimes symbols for things in everyday life. This theory agrees with Freud that dreams contain symbols, but there is no latent (unconscious) meaning. The meaning is at the surface level manifest content. Theories of Dreaming Mental Housekeeping Theory During sleep, the brain shuts out sensory input so it can process what was stored in memory during the day. Dreams are brief glimpses of the brains sorting, scanning and searching through memories. Dreams have no meaning. Supporting the theory is research showing that REM sleep is important for remembering things that were learned during the preceding day....
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course PSY 210 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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