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Researching Dreams

The Fundamentals

  • Delves into the intricacies of the history and future of dream research

  • Describes how content analysis can be objectively utilized in dream research

  • Taps into a growing interest in dreams and their meaning in our everyday life


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michael Schredl
    Pages 1-9
  3. Michael Schredl
    Pages 11-34
  4. Michael Schredl
    Pages 35-63
  5. Michael Schredl
    Pages 105-122
  6. Michael Schredl
    Pages 123-146
  7. Michael Schredl
    Pages 147-161
  8. Michael Schredl
    Pages 163-173
  9. Michael Schredl
    Pages 175-181
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 183-225

About this book


What can be gleaned from the study of our dreams? The book not only presents a comprehensive introduction to the research obtained so far but also provides the tools to carry our scientific dream studies—including the shortcomings and strengths of various approaches. Topics include the factors of dream recall; the continuity hypothesis of dreaming; the relationship between physiology and dream content; etiology and therapy of nightmares; and lucid dreaming.


Dreams Mental Health Sleep Content Analysis Cognitive Neuroscience Sleep Disorders Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology Biological Psychology Sleep Stage Analysis REM Psychotherapy Dream Content Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Central Institute of Mental HealthMannheimGermany

About the authors

Michael Schredl, Ph.D., is Researcher at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany. He is editor of the journal International Journal of Dream Research.

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