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AbstractTo better understand the origins and purposes of dreams and the unconscious mind one must look at theories from multiple psychological perspectives Freud Cartwright Lamberg Hobson McCarley It examines Freuds notion that dreams are the royal road to the unconscious mind As well as Cartwright 1977 Lambergs 1992 perception that dreams are cognitive problem-solving views into our everyday lives Lastly Hobson McCarleys 1977 preposition that dreams are merely neural activity produced by brain waves during REM sleepIt is quite difficult to develop and expand ones knowledge about their dreams or unconscious mind without exploring a variety of theories thus leading to the goal for this paper Dreams can be defined as mental experiences during REM sleep that have story-like qualities that include vivid imagery are often bizarre and are regarded as perceptually real by the dreamer Antrobus 1993 as cited in Weiten and McCann 2007 pg 209 To better understand such complex concepts of the mind and its unconscious involvement in dreams one must observe multiple neurologists philosophers and psychiatrists Cartwright Lamberg Hobson McCarley and Freud to name a few are three theorists who have developed a better understanding to help provide insight into this diverse ideal According to Cartwright and Lamberg 1997 dreams allow people to engage in creative thinking about problems because dreams are not restrained by logic or realism In contrast Hobson McCarley 1977 as cited in Weiten McCann 2007 argues dreams are simply the byproduct of bursts of activity emanating from subcortical areas in the brainpg 213 Along with both theories Freuds 19001953 concept that dreams are the royal road to the unconscious mind Lombardi 1997 has been studied the most extensively These theories are based more on conjecture rather than solid evidencebecause the private subjective nature of dreams make it difficult to put the theories to an empirical test Weiten 2007 Although there are many perspectives on how dreams originate each psychologist
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