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The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Ernest Hartmann

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751778
eISBN:
9780199863419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This book presents a theory of dreaming based on many years of psychological and biological research. Critical to this theory is the concept of a Central Image; this book describes his repeated ... More


The Tidal Wave Dream

Ernest Hartmann

in The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751778
eISBN:
9780199863419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter discusses the tidal wave dream, which is frequently reported after many kinds of trauma, including accidents, natural disasters such as forest fires or earthquakes, and man-made ... More


Emotion Guides the Dream. The Central Image of the Dream Pictures and Measures the Emotion

Ernest Hartmann

in The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751778
eISBN:
9780199863419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Starting with the tidal wave dream in Chapter 2, this chapter discusses various studies of dreams recorded in traumatic and other situations. This takes us directly into point 3 at the center of the ... More


A Dream Is a Creation, Not a Replay. A Dream Always Makes New Connections, Guided by Emotion

Ernest Hartmann

in The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751778
eISBN:
9780199863419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Dreaming always makes new connections. It does not replay what was experienced in waking life. Even dreams usually thought of as replays—for instance repetitive or recurrent dreams, and traumatic ... More


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