Interpretation of Dreams Essay by The Research Group

Interpretation of Dreams
An examination of the differing theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung on the meaning and interpretation of dreams.
# 24472 | 2,250 words | 5 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 12, 2003 in Psychology (Dreams) , Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Jung)

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Examines differing theories of Sigmund Freud & Carl Jung on the meaning and interpretation of dreams. Overview of ttheir bodies of work. Freud's research on dreams & the role of the unconscious. His approach to understanding the human personality. Jung's research on dreams & his humanistic perspective of the human psyche. Theory of collective unconscious. How Freud and Jung's dream theories have held up.

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“Dreaming men are haunted men,” wrote Stephen St. Vincent Benet, and the two greatest classical theoreticians of psychoanalysis and the importance of dreams would have agreed with the poet. But Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung would have differed – and indeed in their lifetimes often did differ – on what it is that haunts us in our dreams. This paper examines the differences in Freud’s and Jung’s theories on the interpretation of dreams. Because their theories on the importance and meaning of dreams cannot be extricated from the rest of their work, a brief overview is first given of the context of the importance of dreams to each researcher. After providing this needed background, the paper focuses on their work on dreams and concludes with an examination of the implications of these differences."

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