Dreams are very obligating and normally appear extremely bizarre and strange. Are dreams just completely nonsense or could have a significant meaning in one’s life? Surely, they have to have a reason; that is, with respect to an adaptive function in the retention of bodily or mental well-being. Moreover, every one of the renowned theorists that speak concerning dreams asserts that they do have a rationale for their occurrence (though the theorists only differ on such reasons). Dreams associate with age, sex, cultural orientation, and personal preoccupations (Nagera 67). For instance, you could dream about having a wife or children when at the youthful age but seldom when elderly. The rationale concerns consistency and with logical associations with other variables, thus making dreams have significance (Nagera 72). It is believed that seventy-five to one hundred dreams from a single individual offer an extremely fine psychological representation of the person.
The psychoanalytic theory offers conviction that quashed sentiments usually manifest in one’s dreams; this is attributable to the reality that a person’s defenses are weakened when asleep. When asleep the unconscious mind turns into a storage area where primitive desires and inclinations are trapped (Nagera 78). In this regard, the psychoanalytic theory establishes that the majority of occurrences and desires are normally extremely frightening or painful for you to acknowledge, and presents conviction that such information is kept at bay in the unconscious mind through repression. Therefore, the significance of the unconscious mind lies in the fact that it controls conduct and thinking to a higher extent that people imagine. The aim of psychoanalysis is to ensure that at some point the unconscious becomes conscious,
Nagera, Humberto. Basic psychoanalytic concepts on the theory of dreams. London: Routledge, 2014. Print.