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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


Mental and Physical Health Functioning

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Based on alumni interviews, this chapter reports on the mental and physical health functioning of alumni, thus providing more empirical data about the short-term and long-term functioning of ... More


Introduction. Overview of the Contemporary Theory of Dreaming

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/9780199751778.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to put together various studies on dreaming into one coherent theory. It then presents the study's main conclusions, which ... More


Genius under Observation: Lélut

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter details the emergence of a new medicine of the mind in France. The philosophical component of the new medicine was based in large part on the principles of eighteenth-century sensualist ... More


The Focused-Waking-Thought–to–Dreaming Continuum. Dreaming Is One End of a Continuum

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/9780199751778.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

At first glance dreams appear so different and alien—not a part of us—that they have often been considered messages from the gods, or coded messages from some sacred place. Even those who believe ... More


Genius Restored to Health

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents arguments for a model of genius defined as the optimal expression of the human mind. This view dominated discussion in the last twenty years of the century, when the medical ... More


Not one versus many, but zero versus any: structure and function in the context of the multiple memory systems debate

JEFFREY P. TOTH and R. REED HUNT

in Memory: Systems, Process, or Function?

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524069
eISBN:
9780191689109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524069.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A ‘neofunctional’ account of memory is illustrated in this chapter. Since the chapter views memory as a mental function which takes place in the broad context of environmental demands and ... More


The Political Nonconscious

Kieran Laird

in The Political Mind: or 'How to Think Differently'

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623860
eISBN:
9780748652808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623860.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The lack of insight people have into their mental lives below the conscious level, and the seeming antithesis between mental functioning at such levels and social structures, makes the mapping of the ... More


Cognition

Thomas Nagel

in Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199919758
eISBN:
9780199980369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919758.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines another type of antireductionist argument and its consequences. It first identifies the problem concerning mental functions such as reasoning, thought, and evaluation that are ... More


The Task of Sociocultural Analysis

James V. Wertsch

in Mind as Action

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195117530
eISBN:
9780199846917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195117530.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Sociocultural analysis helps in the understanding of how mental functioning is related to the various cultural, institutional, and historical contexts. It is believed here that much of the ... More


A Science of the Mind

in Stoicism & Emotion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305578
eISBN:
9780226305202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305202.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter outlines the Stoic views on the corporeal basis of emotions and the relation between material and intentional accounts of psychic function. It also determines those notions in Stoic ... More


Resistances to Research in Psychoanalysis

Otto F. Kernberg

in Contemporary Controversies in Psychoanalytic Theory, Techniques, and Their Applications

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101393
eISBN:
9780300128369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101393.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter centers on the research conducted in psychoanalysis and the various forms of resistance that are met. It provides a classical definition of psychoanalysis, which states that it is a ... More


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