Exploring Our Dreams

The Science and the Potential for Self-Discovery

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About the Book

[If you are interested—even curious about your nightly dreams and you would like to know what researchers from psychology and neuroscience can now tell us about dreams, this is your book. The author, a dream researcher himself, has published many studies on dreams and has been a practicing psychotherapist as well.

Open the book and you will see that it is very readable. The science is presented in a non-technical question-and-answer format. Want to know about dreaming in color, what affects your recall of dreams, what most people dream about, those puzzling, sometimes troubling recurrent dreams, the experience of lucid dreaming, or the new advances in the treatment of nightmares? It’s all in here, along with a discussion of the approaches that have been used to try to interpret dreams– from the ancient Assyrian dictionaries uncovered by archaeologists to modern dream dictionaries, to the free association technique of Sigmund Freud, the different approach offered by Carl Jung and the explorations of the author in using real incidents that are brought to mind by dreams, probing their meaning to the individual in an objective way—a technique that has been successfully used in research studies.]

About the Author(s)

Psychologist Paul R. Robbins practiced psychotherapy in Silver Spring, Maryland for many years. He has had a long career as a researcher, publishing numerous scientific papers in psychological and psychiatric journals and is the author of 17 books, among them the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Romantic Relationships.

Bibliographic Details

by Paul R. Robbins

Format: softcover (6×9)
Pages: [192]
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7275-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3180-6
Imprint: Exposit Books

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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