A theoretical analysis of dream function is presented, beginning with a review
of the evidence bearing on the functions of REM sleep. Freudian dream
theory is summarized and shown to be closely tied to the untenable doctrines
of psychic energy and drive discharge. This view of motivation is recast in
structural terms with emphasis on the processes of perception, internal trans-
formations of perceived and stored information, and output. Motivational
dominance is accounted for in terms of the initial structuring of the "memory
systems" involved in the above processes and in terms of the interconnections of
certain memory systems with potentiating emotional feedback systems. Dreams
are described as 1 output of memory systems operating under programs pecu-
liar to sleep. The hypothesis is considered that dreams may serve a unique
function in the assimilation and mastery of aroused material into the
"solutions" embodied in existing memory systems.
Complete Test Bank for Abnormal Psychology, 12th Edition, Ann Kring, Sheri Johnson, Gerald C. Davison, John M. Neale
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