Background: A friend described consistent feelings and themes during a dream. It is my understanding that the contents of our dreams are our subconscious/unconscious/preconscious processing stimuli from the day or our general state of mind. Most of which research I've found relates back to Freud and his off incorrect psychoanalysis.
I can more easily relate to Domhoff's research into dreams as a reflection of schemas. It seems scientifically valid.
What is the overall view of the reliability of dream interpretation as described by Domhoff?
- Domhoff, G. W. (2001). A new neurocognitive theory of dreams. Dreaming, 11, 13-33. FULL-TEXT
- SEE ALSO: What is the current "accepted" science behind dream interpretation?