One of the topics we studied in Psych 1001 that I find most interesting is dreams and their interpretations. For example, last night I had a dream that 100 kittens showed up in my house somehow. I woke up thinking, where did that come from? It is interesting to think about what your dreams mean and if your mind is trying to uncover something deeper. The best is when the most random people you haven't thought about in ages also make a guest appearance. I wish there was some way we could record dreams and watch them on a television screen the next morning.
This is why I think movies about dreams, like Inception, are so successful. There is a whole other world in dreaming and it makes for an interesting story. Not as cinematically acclaimed, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl is also about a boy's made up dream world where people in his life make appearances as heroes and villains. Kids enjoy that movie because again, the setting can be so unlike the real world. People can spend hours talking about the strange dreams they've had and different meanings they have heard of common dreams. I feel bad for people who don't dream because they are missing out on such a unique experience that originates from your memory yet you can't control it. Unconsciousness and dreams is such an interesting topic that I will always think about and remember from this course.