Finding Meaning in Dreams: A Quantitative Approach (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 31, 1996 - Psychology - 356 pages
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Distinguished psychologist G. William Domhoff brings together-for the first time-all the necessary tools needed to perform quantitative studies of dream content using the rigorous system developed by Calvin S. Hall and Robert van de Castle. The book contains a comprehensive review of the literature, detailed coding rules, normative findings, and statistical tables.
  

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Contents

The Scientific Study of Dream Content
iii
The HallVan de Castle System of Content Analysis
xi
The Quality of the Data
25
Normative Findings on American College Students
37
Age Differences in Dream Reports
69
CrossCultural Studies of Dream Content
85
Consistency and Change in Long Dream Series
117
The Continuity between Dreams and Waking Life in Individuals and Groups
139
The Repetition Dimension in Dreams and Waking Cognition
177
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Page x - Osgood (1959) notes that content analysis consists of "methods in which the bias of the analyst is at least minimized, in which the essential operations can be made explicit and the conclusions thereby more easily replicated, and in which the findings can be communicated in meaningful numbers

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About the author (1996)

G. William Domhoff is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his education at Duke University, Kent State University, and the University of Miami. Among Domhoff's many books are: "The Power Elite and the State: How Policy is Made in America "(Aldine); "Mystique of Dreams; Who Rules America Now?; "and "Jews in the Protestant Establishment.

Calvin S. Hall (1909-1985) taught at numerous universities including Western Reserve University, Syracuse University, the University of Miami, and Catholic University in Nigmegen, Netherlands and was well recognized as one of leading psychologists in the area of dream research. Some of his other works include "The Individual and His Dreams" and "The Meaning of Dreams".

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