Exploring Our Dreams

The Science and the Potential for Self-Discovery


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What do psychology and neuroscience tell us about our dreams? Dream researcher and practicing psychotherapist Paul R. Robbins presents the science in a non-technical Q&A format. Covering the history of dream interpretation—from ancient Assyrian dream books to the theories of Carl Jung—he describes his own successful approach to dream studies: exploring the real-life incidents brought to mind by dreams and probing their meaning to the individual in an objective way.

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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