Freud's Theory of Dreams is that we have a "censor" that keeps us from realizing threatening desires, which are turned into harmless symbols in our dreamsJohnny's older brother Jeff is always being mean to little Timmy.
Get out of my room Johnny!!!
Johnny goes back to his room and is very mad and angry at his brother Tom.
Why is Jeff so mean to me?
When Johnny goes to sleep, he has a dream where his brother represents a cute teaddy bear that makes him very happy as he dreams
The Activation Synthesis Theory is when dreams occur because the reasoning parts of the brain are asleep, so the sleeping brain is stimulated, leading to weird thought patterns (dreams)Jenny just got home from her friend's house and is going to go to sleep
I'm so tired. Goodnight!
Jenny is very tired, so decides to go to sleep. But when she goes to sleep, she has a strange dream, stimulated by the sleeping brain about horses and ducks chasing her!
When Jenny wakes up she is confused by her dream because it wasn't from her reasoning brain, and was stimulated by her sleeping brain.