The Scientific Study of Dream Content

  • G. William Domhoff
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)


The purpose of this book is to search for meaning in dreams through the quantitative study of dream content. It will do so in three senses of that elusive term. First, it will demonstrate an internal coherence or regularity in the dreams of specific groups, such as men, children, or members of hunting and gathering societies. Second, it will show there is consistency in what individuals dream about from year to year and even over decades. Third, it will reveal correspondences between dream content and waking life; more specifically, it will show a direct continuity between dream concerns and waking concerns.


NREM Sleep Internal Coherence Biographical Information Blind Analysis Dream Content 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. William Domhoff
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

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