Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture [2 volumes]

Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture [2 volumes]

Author: Robert J. Hoss

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440856174

Category: Psychology

Page: 823

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This two-volume set examines dreams and dreaming from a variety of angles—biological, psychological, and sociocultural—in order to provide readers with a holistic introduction to this fascinating subject. • Provides comprehensive coverage of the physiology, psychology, and cultural contexts of dreaming • Explores both dream theory and the practical applications of dreamwork in everyday life • Features contributions by more than 75 authors, all recognized experts in their fields • Offers readers suggestions for further reading and additional study in an extensive bibliography

Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture [2 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture [2 volumes]

Author: Heather L. Armstrong

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610698757

Category: Psychology

Page: 859

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Providing a comprehensive framework for the broad subject of human sexuality, this two-volume set offers a context of historical development, scientific discovery, and sociopolitical and sociocultural movements. The broad topic of sex—encompassing subjects as varied as sexuality, sexual and gender identity, abortion, and crimes such as sexual assault—is one of the most controversial in American society today. The two-volume encyclopedic set provides readers with more than 450 entries on the subject, offering a comprehensive overview of major sexuality issues in American and global culture. Themes that run throughout the volumes include sexual health and reproduction, sexual identity and orientation, sexual behaviors and expression, the history of sex and sexology, and sex and society. Entries cover a breadth of subjects, such as the major contributors to the field of sexology; the biological, psychological, and cultural dimensions of sex and sexuality; and how the modern-day political climate and the government play a major role in determining attitudes and beliefs about sex. Written in clear, jargon-free language, this set is ideal for high school and undergraduate students as well as general readers. Explores the important yet often controversial nature of human sexuality through a carefully curated selection of entries that provide clear yet sensitive coverage of the topic Includes a thorough treatment of the understanding of sexual behaviors in individuals and relationships that contextualizes models of sexuality related to contemporary lifestyles Defines common terms related to sexual and gender identity as well as their application to the modern-day understanding of sexual behavior Further readings sections at the end of each entry guide readers toward additional information

The Social Dream-Drawing Workshop

The Social Dream-Drawing Workshop

Author: Rose Redding Mersky

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000638219

Category: Psychology

Page: 133

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The Social Dream-Drawing Workshop is a pioneering, practical guide for professionals who work with people going through major life transitions, such as career change, relocation or bereavement. These transitions can evoke enormous feelings of uncertainty and are times of vivid dreaming. Social Dream-Drawing is a highly effective method of group work that mobilizes the dream’s enormous capacity to help us adapt to life, whatever challenges it throws at us. This user-friendly book explains the underlying key concepts and basic steps of the Social Dream-Drawing method, from sharing dream drawings in a group environment to running digital sessions. It shows how working with these expressive drawings can bring an otherwise internal experience out into the open and serve as lifelong mementos of key times in our lives. Including drawings and testimonials from workshop participants and guidance on creating a safe and supportive environment, The Social Dream-Drawing Workshop will appeal to therapists and counsellors as well as social workers, coaches and anyone interested in exploring this fascinating practice.

Kryger's Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine - E-Book

Kryger's Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine - E-Book

Author: Meir H. Kryger

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323675055

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 2240

View: 213

Offering today’s most authoritative, comprehensive coverage of sleep disorders, Kryger’s Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 7th Edition, is a must-have resource for sleep medicine specialists, fellows, trainees, and technicians, as well as pulmonologists, neurologists, and other clinicians who see patients with sleep-related issues. It provides a solid understanding of underlying basic science as well as complete coverage of emerging advances in management and treatment for a widely diverse patient population. Evidence-based content, hundreds of full-color illustrations, and a wealth of additional resources online help you make well-informed clinical decisions and offer your patients the best possible care. Contains new chapters on sleep in intersex and transgender individuals; sleep telemedicine and remote PAP adherence monitoring; and sleep and the menstrual cycle, as well as increased coverage of treatment and management of pediatric patients. Includes expanded sections on pharmacology, sleep in individuals with other medical disorders, and methodology. Discusses updated treatments for sleep apnea and advancements in CPAP therapy. Offers access to 95 video clips online, including expert interviews and sleep study footage of various sleep disorders. Meets the needs of practicing clinicians as well as those preparing for the sleep medicine fellowship examination or recertification exams, with more than 950 self-assessment questions, answers, and rationales online. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Altering Consciousness

Altering Consciousness

Author: Etzel Cardeña

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313383083

Category: Psychology

Page:

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This authoritative, multidisciplinary overview of altered states of consciousness (ASC) shows how their study is necessary to gain a fundamental understanding of human culture, history, and biology.

The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 2

The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 2

Author: David M. Buss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118755853

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 559

A complete exploration of the real-world applications and implications of evolutionary psychology The exciting and sometimes controversial science of evolutionary psychology is becoming increasingly relevant to more fields of study than ever before. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 2, Integrations provides students and researchers with new insight into how EP draws from, and is applied in, fields as diverse as economics, anthropology, neuroscience, genetics, and political science, among others. In this thorough revision and expansion of the groundbreaking handbook, luminaries in the field provide an in-depth exploration of the foundations of evolutionary psychology as they relate to public policy, consumer behavior, organizational leadership, and legal issues. Evolutionary psychology seeks to explain the reasons behind friendship, leadership, warfare, morality, religion, and culture — in short, what it means to be human. This enlightening text provides a foundational knowledgebase in EP, along with expert insights and the most up-to-date coverage of recent theories and findings. Explore the vast and expanding applications of evolutionary psychology Discover the psychology of human survival, mating parenting, cooperation and conflict, culture, and more Identify how evolutionary psychology is interwoven with other academic subjects and traditional psychological disciplines Discuss future applications of the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology As the established standard in the field, The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Volume 2 is the definitive guide for every psychologist and student to understand the latest and most exciting applications of evolutionary psychology.

An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming, 2nd Edition

An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming, 2nd Edition

Author: Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440857072

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Introducing students at all levels to the key concepts of modern dream psychology, this concise book provides an overview of major theories regarding the formation, function, and interpretation of dreams. • Explains the historical development of dream psychology across a century of thought and research, from Freudian psychoanalysis to modern neuroscience • Provides a clear template for analyzing each theory of dream psychology in terms of how it answers the three basic questions of formation, function, and interpretation • Encourages readers to look carefully at their own dreams as a legitimate source of insight into the dreaming process • Represents an ideal resource for undergraduate students in introductory psychology classes who need a solid understanding of the psychology of dreaming

The Functions of Dreaming

The Functions of Dreaming

Author: Alan Moffitt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791412989

Category: Self-Help

Page: 624

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Many contemporary neuroscientists are skeptical about the belief that dreaming accomplishes anything in the context of human adaptation and this skepticism is widely accepted in the popular press. This book provides answers to that skepticism from experimental and clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and anthropologists. Ranging across the human and life sciences, the authors provide provocative insights into the enduring question of dreaming from the point of view of the brain, the individual, and culture. The Functions of Dreaming contains both new theory and research on the functions of dreaming as well as revisions of older theories dating back to the founder of modern dream psychology, Sigmund Freud. Also explored are the many roles dreaming plays in adaptation to daily living, in human development, and in the context of different cultures: search, integration, identity formation, memory consolidation, the creation of new knowledge, and social communication.

Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep [2 volumes]

Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep [2 volumes]

Author: Ryan Hurd

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440829482

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 691

View: 378

In this fascinating new collection, an all-star team of researchers explores lucid dreaming not only as consciousness during sleep but also as a powerful ability cultivated by artists, scientists, and shamans alike to achieve a variety of purposes and outcomes in the dream. • Presents a variety of expert perspectives on lucid dreaming from many different cultures that represent a breadth of disciplinary perspectives • Provides theoretical models that integrate scientific reason, mysticism, and individuals' experiences, making way for a new level of sophistication in the study of lucid dreaming • Offers practical insights for therapists, teachers, and researchers as well as students and scholars of psychology, anthropology, and religious studies while containing accessible information and compelling personal narratives that will appeal to general readers

Metarepresentations

Metarepresentations

Author: Dan Sperber

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195141146

Category: Philosophy

Page: 460

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This volume concerns metarepresentation: the construction and use of representations that represent other representations. It collects studies on the subject by an interdisciplinary group of contributors.

The Oneirocriticon of Achmet

The Oneirocriticon of Achmet

Author: Steven M. Oberhelman

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 0896722627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Any scholar interested in dreams will be in Oberhelman's debt. His lucid translation and helpful annotations have brought Achmet away from the private preserve of Byzantinists and into the academic mainstream. His thoughtful introduction not only persuasively argues for Achmet's relevance, but provides a modern, theoretically sophisticated introduction to the study of dreams in their historical context. The side connections that he draws between cultures, time periods, and methodologies of study should provide a valuable stimulus for future work; and, as a valuable bonus, this material could fit very well into the classroom. -- C. Robert Phillips, III Achmet is an observer of culture as he analyzes hundreds of dreams in context of gender, politics, socioeconomic class, psychological and physical state, cultural upbringing and religion.