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dialogue of the psyche
DREAMS: sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced when sleeping
SEMANTICS: linguistics. the study of meaning.

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/the-wise-old-man/

This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom.  The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]

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Posts Tagged ‘Alfred Adler’

Dreams and Their Interpretations in Psychology

Posted By admin on December 30th, 2009

Dreams have indeed baffled us since the beginning of time hence the many—and sometimes conflicting—interpretations to it. People whose dreams stirred enough interest in them started studying dream patterns in relation to human behavior and even fate. Some of the prominent figures in dream psychology are Alfred Adler, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Their interpretations garnered followers and believers the world over since theirs are, more or less, hitting the spot just right. They, too, were not spared from critics who have developed their own interpretation of dreaming but failed to withstand the test of time.

Modern science believes that there is something behind dreaming and that it will greatly benefit mankind if it can be figured. Freud, Jung and Adler, due to the extensiveness of their research, studies and tests made in the name of dream psychology stay, up to this day, as champions in the field. Their influence can still be felt and their studies are most sought after. Freud and Jung both believed that dreams have meaning. Freud strongly stood behind his findings that dreams are the road to one’s unconscious mind while Jung used symbols and archetypes which he later termed as collective unconscious. On the other hand, Adler raised the greatest contradiction for both Freud and Jung’s theories. Adler stated that dreams are generated by both the conscious and unconscious mind. Adler’s theory concluded that dreams are mere manifestations of our waking lives and can be used as a tool to detect problems, existing and potential ones, and ultimately arrive to a beneficial solution.

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Alfred Adler

Posted By admin on February 23rd, 2009

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/alfred-adler/

Alfred Adler was an Austrian doctor and psychologist who founded the school of Individual Psychology.  He and Sigmund Freud formed a group that would be known as the Wednesday Society which led to their theories on psychoanalysis.  After his break from Freud’s group he then established an independent school for psychotherapy and personality theory which has influenced notable personalities in Psychology like Abraham Maslow and Rollo May.

Adler started his career as an ophthalmologist in a lower-class part of Vienna near an amusement park and circus.  His early patients consisted of circus performers.  His most famous concept is the inferiority complex which highlights problems of self-esteem.  He was also one of the few psychologists to argue in favor of feminism.  He, Freud and Jung are considered to be the founding fathers of depth psychology which deals with the unconscious and psychodynamics.

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