1. Sigmund Freud coined the term, wish fulfillment, in The Interpretation of Dreams (1900) to refer the satisfaction of a desire through an involuntary thought process in order to resolve a repressed conflict.
  2. Dreamwork refers to Sigmund Freud's idea that a person's forbidden and repressed desires are distorted in dreams, so they appear in disguised forms.
  3. In Freudian dream analysis, the manifest content is the information that the conscious individual remembers experiencing from a dream. It consists of the actual images, thoughts, and content within the dream that the individual is cognitively aware of upon awakening.
  4. In Freudian dream analysis, the latent content of the dream illustrates the hidden meaning of one's unconscious thoughts, drives, and desires.
  5. The activation-synthesis theory proposes that dreams result from brain activation during REM sleep. Dreaming is a state of the brain that is similar to yet different from waking consciousness. Interaction and correlation between the two is necessary for optimal performance from both.
  6. Deirdre Barrett in 2006

    Diedre Barrett.

  7. Problem-solving dream theory of Diedre Barrett describes dreaming as simply 'thinking in different biochemical state'. According to this theory we continue to work on all the same problems - personal and objective - in that state.
  8. The cognitive process dream theory states that dreams are simply thoughts or sequences of thoughts that occur during sleep-states. Dreams express conceptions of self, family members, friends, and social environment.