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Dreams And Nightmares : The Origin And Meaning Of Dreams - Ernest L. Hartmann

Dreams And Nightmares

The Origin And Meaning Of Dreams

Paperback Published: 1st November 2000
ISBN: 9780738203591
Number Of Pages: 336

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Drawing on his clinical practice, his research on sleep and dreaming, and over five thousand of his own dreams, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Ernest Hartmann proposes a new theory of dreams that shows us how they help us make sense of our emotions and, ultimately, reveal most profoundly who we are. Dreams are meaningful, he argues-and in the process takes on neurobiologists, who believe that dreams are merely random products of the chemistry of the brain, and Freudians, who attribute every dream to the fulfillment of a childhood wish. He shows how dreams, guided by the emotions of the dreamer, make broad connections among our experiences in life. In the end, he concludes, dreaming is immensely useful to the most important psychological task we face-gathering knowledge about ourselves.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
the Nature of Dreaming (overview)p. i
the Clearest Case: Dreams After Traumap. 17
from Dreams in Stressful Situations to Ordinary Dreamsp. 37
the Role of Emotion in Producing Dreamsp. 61
the Nets of the Mindp. 77
Metaphorp. 95
the Functions of Dreamingp. 119
the Uses of Dreams: Self-Knowledge, Dreamworking, and Psychotherapyp. 131
Dreams, Problem Solving, Science, and Artp. 151
This View and Freud's Viewp. 169
the Biology of Dreamingp. 195
the Evolution of Dreaming: Dreams of Our Ancestors; Dreams of Our Children; Dreams of Animalsp. 207
Dream People and Thought People: Individual Differencesp. 219
Dreams, Myth, Religion, and Culturep. 231
Appendixp. 251
Endnotesp. 265
Bibliographyp. 291
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780738203591
ISBN-10: 0738203599
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st November 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.7  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1