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This text argues that dreaming as it is normally understood - active stories in which the dreamer is an actor - appears relatively late in childhood. This true dreaming begins between the ages of 7 and 9. David Foulkes argues that this late development suggests an equally late waking self-awareness. Foulkes offers a spirited defense of the independence of the psychological realm, and the legitimacy of studying it without either psychoanalytical over-interpretation or neurophysiological reductionism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674009714
ISBN-10: 0674009711
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 128mm x 14mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Foulkes

David Foulkes, now retired, has directed the dream research laboratories at the University of Wyoming and at the Georgia Mental Health Institute in Atlanta.