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The Psychology of Dreams
     

The Psychology of Dreams

by Paul R. Robbins
 

ISBN-10: 0786424419

ISBN-13: 9780786424412

Pub. Date: 11/03/2005

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Our dreams fascinate us as individuals and as a society. What do surveys report people dream about? How about the dreams of the blind? The mentally ill? What does research show about the possibility of dream telepathy? How did the ancient people view dreams? This wide-ranging book also discusses such topics as REM studies, the effects of experimental stimulation on

Overview

Our dreams fascinate us as individuals and as a society. What do surveys report people dream about? How about the dreams of the blind? The mentally ill? What does research show about the possibility of dream telepathy? How did the ancient people view dreams? This wide-ranging book also discusses such topics as REM studies, the effects of experimental stimulation on dream content, research on dreams and creativity, symbolism, and nightmares.
The book explores a number of techniques used to analyze dreams, illustrating these approaches with dream examples and case studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786424412
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/03/2005
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
623,377
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

I. The Nature of Dreams 1

1. A Look at Dreams in the Ancient World and Primitive Cultures 3

2. Some Modern Theories of Dreaming 14

3. The Scientific Study of Dreaming 22

4. The Manifest Content of Dreams 33

5. The Stimulus and the Dream 42

6. Dream Recall 52

7. Dreams and Mental Illness 60

8. Symbolism 67

9. Dreams and Creativity 73

10. Nightmares 80

11. Telepathic and Paranormal Dreams 90

II. The Analysis of Dreams 99

12. The Many Faces of Dreams 101

13. Drawing, Visualizing, and Dramatizing Dreams 105

14. Dream Association 121

15. The Dream Incident Technique 128

16. Using Dreams in Your Life 142

Notes 147

Bibliography 161

Index 169

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