Psychoanalytic Theory Of Dreams

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Scientists have developed many theories about the purpose behind dreaming. So many, however, that scientists and the scientific community are greatly divided on what theory is more likely to one day be fact. With the current inability to even narrow down the theories, let alone prove one, scientists continue to argue their points about these theories. A popular theory on why dreams occur is the Psychoanalytic Theory of Dreams developed by Sigmund Freud. Freud 's theory states that dreams are a representation of thoughts, wants, and needs (Cherry). Even a nightmare of a loved one dying can be explained by this theory. For example, say a loved one of yours dies in a dream. According to this theory, you might not have wanted them to die, but you
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