In Search Of Dreams


A scientifically sound and thoroughly comprehensible account of what laboratory study has revealed about dreams and dreaming.
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A scientifically sound and thoroughly comprehensible account of what laboratory study has revealed about dreams and dreaming.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791427606
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/1996
  • Series: SUNY Series in Dream Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments

1. An Approach to the Subject of Dreams

What Features Make Dreams Particularly Interesting?
Defining a Dream
"Avenues" to the Dream
Historical Development of Dream Research

2. Methods of Dream Sampling

Collecting Spontaneously Remembered Dreams
Eliciting Dreams by Awakening
Dreams Collected in the Laboratory
Experimental Impact on Dreams

3. Methods of Dream Evaluation

Evaluating Formal Dream Characteristics
Determining Content and Qualitative Dream Attributes
Reliability of Dream Evaluation

4. Recalling Dreams

Physiological Elements of Dream Recall
Psychological Elements of Dream Memory
Qualities of Dream Memory
Complexity of Dream Memory

5. The Language of Dreams

Perceptions in Dreams
Thinking in Dreams
Emotions in Dreams
The Bizarre in Dreams

6. The Content of Dreams

Variety of Dream Contents
The Role of the Dreamer
Dream Scenarios

7. Dreams in Different Sleep Stages

Dreams During Sleep Onset
Non-REM Dreaming
REM Dreams
Similarities and Differences

8. Sources of Dreams

Temporal References in Dreams
Impact of Pre-Sleep Experiences on the Dream
Stimulus Incorporation into Dreams

9. Dreamers and Their Worlds

Children's Dreams
'Female' and 'Male' Dreams

10. Dreams and Waking: A Continuity

Interrelatedness of Dreams of the Same Night
Waking Fantasies and Dreams
Awake and Dreaming: Individual Continuity

11. In Search of Dreams: A Summing Up



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