What are dreams and why do we have them are often questions that are easy to ask but difficult to answer. The question of whether dreams have a psychological affect has yet to be determined. These factors haven’t stopped scientists from researching and brainstorming ideas. There are several approaches as to why we dream. One is that, dreams go hand in hand with sleep to help the brain sort through everything it collects throughout the day. Scientists have still not determined the purpose of dreams or their functions but, we do know that know that it occurs during the REM stages of sleep. The article by Ernest Hartmann, a professor of psychiatry, discusses how dreams might go hand in hand with our emotions. As Hartmann goes into explaining the contemporary theory of dreaming; he pinpoints the focus we hold when we are conscious and then transition into dreaming our mental processes. In this stage, we become less focused and delusional. Emotional influence comes into play during these stages. The emotions we are feeling control what we experience when we are dreaming and this could alternate depending on the trials and tribulations we face. I agree with Hartmann’s theory that our emotions play an important role in our dreaming. During the day, I believe our brains are working hard to make connections to achieve certain functions. One example was when I was faced with a difficult math problem. I went to sleep without solving it and it had me puzzled of the certain outcomes it can be. I dreamt later that night of possible numbers surrounding my cloud of thought. Useless equations and problems were irritating me, and I soon woken up from the dream a little later on with a headache. Patterns of stress relating to the problem I believe were linked with my headache. I then realized that our brain is incredibly focused on that one thing.
One thing I have learned that may connect with sleep is the circadian rhythm .From this I know that body function slows down at night. We aren't required to focus on anything during sleep, so our brains make…
In my family emotions are not often expressed to each other. If we are angry, hurt or upset by a family member we almost never let them know and if or when we do it is almost always taken the wrong way. I have only once ever seen my mother and my grandmother cry and that was at my grandfather’s funeral. I do think that we hide emotions in order to appear strong as if we were always conditioned to believe that tears are a sign of weakness, which I could definitely believe. A lot of my family is…
sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” According Merriam and Webster, “Emotion is defined as an aware mental reaction personally experienced as a strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body”. Emotions are in the mind and body. Emotions do not just happen to people; they have control over them do to the fact people interrupt things differently. Emotions are universal and that allows us to see emotions with other…
The Positive Effects of Dreaming
Why do individuals dream? Are there any benefits to dreaming? The average person spends approximately six years of his or her life dreaming. “Over a seventy-year life span, you’ll devote at least fifty thousand hours to dreaming” (Segell 42). The earliest documented research about dreams came from the works of the Egyptians, followed by the Greeks in the 8th B.C. But studies have shown that dreams do in fact have a positive effect on people’s everyday lives. Only…
What the Bible says about Dreams
The bible defines a dream as a vision in the night that comes upon man or women in deep sleep. The dictionary defines dreams as images, thoughts, and emotions passing through the mind while sleeping. In the bible it defines a dream in Job 33:15, "In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;”. In this verse a dream is a vision that comes at night. Man receives these dreams in deep sleep. According to the bible…
Running Head: DREAMS
State Fair Community College
Dreams can range from normal and ordinary, to overly surreal and bizarre. The events in dreams are generally outside the control of the dreamer, with the exception of lucid dreaming, where the dreamer is aware. Dreams can have varying natures, such as frightening, exciting, magical, melancholic, adventurous, or sexual. Dreams can, at times, make a creative thought occur to a person or be a sense of inspiration…
Name: YILING DAI (Elaine)
Title: Everyone has different emotions in specific situations, whether the good mood or the bad mood, it do affect the people’s acts and life. Evaluate to what extent this is true.
Tutor’s name: IAN GLENCROSS
Word account: 854
Subtitle: Emotion and emotional effects & health
Emotions exert comprehensive influence on human beings. Emotion is generally be considered as a convoluted situation, it lead to the changes…
Emotion - a response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) conscious experience
He feels a lot of emotion when he talks about his dad’s recent death.
James-Lange theory - the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli
When your emotion, responds to the things around you like how feel about food, water, shelter, and sex this is called the James Lange Theory
see the letter "N" in your dream implies the end of some habit, journey, relationship or condition.
To make or eat nachos in your dream signifies your need for more leisurely pursuits. You need to take some time out.
To dream that someone is nagging you suggests that you need to change your attitudes about your preconceived notions. It is time to make some changes in your life. You need to look at things from a different perspective.
To dream that you are nagging someone…
Why Do We Dream?
Modern Theories of Dreaming
By Rebecca Turner Lucid Dream Forum
Why do we dream? Ancient civilizations saw dreams as portals for receiving wisdom from the gods. In modern psychology, Sigmund Freud famously theorized that dreams were the "royal road to the unconscious". Modern theories suggest it's not as complicated as that. Are we getting closer to understanding dreams?
Freud - aka the father of dream research - gave psychoanalysis as one explanation for why we dream. But Freud…