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Dreaming: Its Psychology, Its Meaning

Since the discovery of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in the 1950s, scientists have increasingly studied the physiology of sleep, hoping to unlock the function and meaning of dreams. But for millennia, every culture has had its own ideas about dreaming. Explore Western culture’s psychological theories of dreaming, including those of psychoanalysis (Freud), other forms of depth psychology (Jung), and cognitive and linguistic psychology. Look at current research and theories about how dreaming functions and what it means, including the phenomena of lucid dreaming, or being fully conscious in a dream state; universal dream themes; and myths, or “public dreams.”

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of Western culture’s psychological theories of dreaming
  • Familiarity with current research and theories about how dreaming functions and what it means

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in-between

1 section

  • Spring 2018
    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Feb 28 - Apr 25
    • Day

      Wednesday
    • Time

      6:45PM-8:45PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      8
    • Faculty

      Heynick, Frank
    • Location

      Manhattan Village Academy