Sigmund Freud Analytical Essay: Why Do We Dream?

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Science has made great progress in our understanding of how we dream. But there is no definitive answer as to why we dream. There have been many theories that have come about through years of research, still there is no unifying component for any one theory. Freud (1856-1939) is known best for being one of the first scientists to recorded dream theories. Freud believed that content in the unconscious mind could be disturbing or harmful, so our brain protects us from these disturbing urges, impulses and thoughts by repressing them till they are released through dreams. Other dream theories suggest that dreams are simply there to interpret daily events, perceptions and possibly to retain memories. Possibly even to make different connections

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