MENTAL HOUSECLEANING HYPOTHESIS

first developed by U.S. psychologist J. Allan Hobson, the hypothesis implies that the process of dreaming is an opportunity to organise the thoughts obtained during the day.

MENTAL HOUSECLEANING HYPOTHESIS: "One of the early hypotheses for the reasoning behind dreams, the mental housecleaning hypothesis, explained that dreams were a chance to tidy the thoughts and experiences of the day away in the brain."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MENTAL HOUSECLEANING HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mental-housecleaning-hypothesis/ (accessed August 6, 2020).
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