Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Dream Theory by modern psychologists

 Stimulating and provocative . . . a simple do-it-yourself dream interpretation kit.”—The Washington Post


The stress and anxiety of everyday life is often too much for our conscious minds to bear—and the answers we seek can only be found beyond our waking minds. Most of us remember at least some of our dreams. But do you know how to interpret their meaning and use them to solve your toughest problems? Dr. Ann Faraday’s classic Dream Power has helped more than 500,000 people recognize the importance of their dreams and learn how to use the messages and information they reveal to enrich their lives. This acclaimed dream primer will help you learn:
• The difference between dreams and “dreamlets”
• Hints for recalling forgotten or repressed dreams
• The true meaning of REM sleep
• Realistic dream interpretation
• How to use your dreams for creative inspiration
• And much more
“Entertaining and comprehensive, Dr. Faraday has obviously mined from her own dreams a self-knowledge that has been extraordinarily helpful.”—Los Angeles Times
“Faraday’s background fits the topic admirably. . . . She believes that we should not leave dream research to the therapist but that each of us should deepen his self-knowledge by analyzing his own dreams. . . . Helpful.”—Psychology Today


Dream Power changed my life.”—Barbara Seaman, author of Free and Female


Calvin S. Hall

In 1953, Hall developed a cognitive theory of dreams. This theory states "dreams express 'conceptions' of self, family members, friends, and social environment. They reveal such conceptions as 'weak,' 'assertive,' 'unloved,' 'domineering,' and 'hostile'."[3] Hall also developed a metaphoric theory of dream symbolism. He developed this theory through metaphoric expressions appearing in slang and poetry, with an emphasis on metaphors by George Lakoff and other cognitive linguists.[3] Hall believed and argued that "a dream was simply a thought or sequence of thoughts that occurred during sleep, and that dream images are visual representations of personal conceptions". In other words, "dreams reflect the dreamer's unconscious self-conception which often does not at all resemble our trumped up and distorted self-portraits' by which we fool ourselves in waking life; dreams mirror the self."[5] For example, if one has a dream of being attacked by friends, this may be a manifestation of fear of friendship.[6] This is only true of latent dream content (the underlying meaning of the dream),[7] not manifest dream content (the actual literal subject-matter of the dream).[7] "The manifest dream content is not a true reflection of the self but is a distortion of oneself and one's wishes."[5] One may only infer what a dream means because there is more than one way to do something, or in other words, more than one meaning of a dream.[6] Hall gathered all this information from studying several thousand dreams of 'normal' people from which he did a careful comparative statistical study.[5]

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