3 terms

psych essay terms part 4

Freud's wish fulfillment theory
the theory that dreams provide a "psychic safety valve"- expressing otherwise unacceptable feelings; contain manifest content and a deeper layer of latent content
information processing
the theory that dreams help us sort out the day's events and consolidate our memories
activation synthesis
the theory that REM sleep triggers neural activity that evokes random visual memories, which our sleeping brain weaves into stories