An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming

An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming by Kelly BulkeleyAn Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming.
By Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.
Praeger, 1998
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Blurbs and Reviews

“Probably the best introduction to the psychology of dreaming to date. The author summarizes with remarkable clarity the various approaches to this topic…. Even though this text is intended as an introduction to the topic, it provides a sufficiently in-depth approach to satisfy the needs of the busy practitioner.”
—Rama Coomaraswamy, American Journal of Psychotherapy

“A superb introduction. It is remarkably comprehensive and comprehensible….[It] covers all of the important landmarks in the area of dreams [in an] understandable fashion. It would be a magnificent book for a course on dreaming. One of the truly amazing characteristics of the book is the author’s capacity to present the widely diverse material in such an even-handed fashion.”
— Wilse B. Webb, Professor Emiritus of Psychology, University of Florida

“This is an easy-to-read, elegant, and well-organized text on an important but often neglected topic. Kelly Bulkeley has written a dream of an introduction to dreaming!”
— Ernest Hartmann, Professor of Psychology, Tufts University School of Medicine

“This book by Kelly Bulkeley lives up to the readers’ expectations. The author has condensed his profound knowledge about dreaming in an easily readable introduction.”
— Michael Schredl, Dreaming

Table of Contents

Three Basic Questions about Dreaming: Formation, Function, Interpretation

Sigmund Freud Discovers “The Secret of Dreams”

C.G. Jung Descends into the Collective Unconscious

Alternative Clinical Theories about Dreams

Sleep Laboratories, REM Sleep, and Dreaming

Experimental Psychology and Dreaming

Popular Psychology: Bringing Dreams to the Masses

Modern Psychology’s Answers to the Three Basic Questions