Dream Interpretation Essays


Dreams the Unconscious Mind and Defense Mechanisms

important to understand from the psychoanalytic perspective as it informs theory, practice, and paradigm. dream interpretation and related processes like free association are important because they reveal the language, symbols, and metaphors used by the unconscious mind. The unconscious mind may be acting out wish fulfillment, because the actual fulfillment of the desires is socially unacceptable. Dreams allow for wish fulfillment to take place in a socially safe way, but in ways that can cause neuroses and ego defense mechanisms. The psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories have evolved to suggest that early stages of human development from early childhood to… Continue Reading...