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There is considerable disagreement among practitioners in the dream and life sciences concerning the functional significance of dreaming. This volume presents a diverse collection of modern views on the subject by theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners of the human and life sciences. The majority of the 16 contributed chapters are positively disposed to the proposition that dreaming is functionally significant. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791412985
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Series: SUNY series in Dream Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 610
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents




1. Data Constraints on Theorizing About Dream Function
David Foulkes

2. The Function of Dreaming in the Cycles of Cognition: A Biogenetic Structural Account
John McManus, Charles D. Laughlin, and Jon Shearer

3. A Model of Dreaming and Its Functional Significance: The State-Shift Hypothesis
Martha Koukkou and Dietrich Lehmann

4. Connectionism and Sleep
Gordon G. Globus

5. The Selective Mood Regulatory Function of Dreaming: An Update and Revision
Milton Kramer

6. Waking, Dreaming, and Self-Regulation
Sheila Purcell, Alan Moffitt, and Robert Hoffmann

7. REM Sleep and Dreams as Mechanisms of the Recovery of Search Activity
V. S. Rotenberg

8. The Repetition of Dreams and Dream Elements: A Possible Clue to a Function of Dreams
G. William Domhoff

9. Dreams and Adaptation to Contemporary Stress
David Koulack

10. REM Sleep and Learning: Some Recent Findings
Carlyle Smith

11. An Integrated Approach to Dream Theory: Contributions from Sleep Research and Clinical Practice
Ramon Greenberg and Chester Pearlman

12. The "Royal Road" to the Unconscious Revisited: A Signal Detection Model of Dream Function
Harry Fiss

13. The Impact of Dreams on Waking Thoughts and Feelings
Don Kuiken and Shelley Sikora

14. Reasons for Oneiromancy: Some Psychological Functions of Conventional Dream Interpretation
Waud H. Kracke

15. "Pity the Bones by Wandering River which Still Lovers' Dream Appear as Men"
Robert Knox Dentan and Laura J. McClusky

16. Dreaming: Could We Do Without It?
John Antrobus


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