Children's Dreaming and the Development of Consciousness

Children's Dreaming and the Development of Consciousness

by David Foulkes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674009711

ISBN-13: 9780674009714

Pub. Date: 09/15/2002

Publisher: Harvard

David Foulkes is one of the international leaders in the empirical study of children's dreaming, and a pioneer of sleep laboratory research with children. In this book, which distills a lifetime of study, Foulkes shows that dreaming as we normally understand it--active stories in which the dreamer is an actor--appears relatively late in childhood. This true

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David Foulkes is one of the international leaders in the empirical study of children's dreaming, and a pioneer of sleep laboratory research with children. In this book, which distills a lifetime of study, Foulkes shows that dreaming as we normally understand it--active stories in which the dreamer is an actor--appears relatively late in childhood. This true dreaming begins between the ages of 7 and 9. He argues that this late development of dreaming suggests an equally late development of waking reflective self-awareness.

Foulkes offers a spirited defense of the independence of the psychological realm, and the legitimacy of studying it without either psychoanalytic over-interpretation or neurophysiological reductionism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674009714
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/15/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.93(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Challenging the Assumptions

2. How to Study Children's Dreams

The Justification of Sleep-Laboratory Methods

Are Sleep-Laboratory Dreams "Real" Dreams?

3. The Two Studies

The Longitudinal Study

The Cross-Sectional Study

4. Ages Three to Five

Paucity of Dreams

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