Different Interpretations

This is an short list of how different areas of study interpret dreams differently. In this article it links a few articles to illustrate how different fields of study interpret dreams in different ways. This is helpful when attempting to determine what dreams are and how they are helpful in understanding ourselves as well as helping a therapist. The article also outlines that fact that there is no one definition for a dream because different areas put more emphasis on certain aspects.


  • Pagel, J. F., Blagrove, M., Levin, R., States, B., Stickgold, B., & White, S. (2001). Definitions of dream: A paradigm for comparing field descriptive specific studies of dream. Dreaming, 11(4), 195-202.
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