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Daydreams And The Function Of Fantasy

Author : M. Regis
ISBN : 9781137300775
Genre : Psychology
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This book seeks to re-define the role of fantasy in human life by overturning mainstream psychology's understanding of daydreams as being task-distracted mind wandering by proposing that all waking fantasies function to transform mood states into specific emotional reactions.

Daydreaming And Fantasy Psychology Revivals

Author : Jerome L. Singer
ISBN : 9781317697176
Genre : Psychology
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Daydreaming, our ability to give ‘to airy nothing a local habitation and a name’, remains one of the least understood aspects of human behaviour. As children we explore beyond the boundaries of our experience by projecting ourselves into the mysterious worlds outside our reach. As adolescents and adults we transcend frustration by dreams of achievement or escape, and use daydreaming as a way out of intolerable situations and to help survive boredom, drudgery or routine. In old age we turn back to happier memories as a relief from loneliness or frailty, or wistfully daydream about what we would do if we had our time over again. Why is it that we have the ability to alternate between fantasy and reality? Is it possible to have ambition or the ability to experiment, create or invent without the catalyst of fantasy? Are sexual fantasies an inherent part of human behaviour? Are they universal, healthy, destructive? Is daydreaming itself destructive? Or is it a force which facilitates change and which can even be harnessed to positive advantage? In this provocative book, originally published in 1975, the product of the previous twenty-five years of research, the author debates the nature and function of daydreaming in the light of his own experiments. As well as investigating what is a normal ‘fantasy-life’ and outlining patterns and types of daydreaming, he describes the role of daydreaming in schizophrenia and paranoia, examines the fantasies and hallucinations induced by drugs and also the nature of altered states of consciousness in Zen and Transcendental Meditation. Among the many topics covered, he explains how it is possible to help children enlarge their capacity for fantasy, how adults can make positive use of daydreaming and how people on the verge of disturbed behaviour are often unconscious of their own fantasies. Advances in scientific methods and new experimental techniques had made it possible at this time to monitor both conscious daydreaming and sub-conscious fantasies in a way not possible before. Professor Singer is one of the few scientists who have conducted substantial research in this area and it is his belief that the study of daydreaming and fantasy is of great importance if we are to understand the workings of the human mind.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Author : James Thurber
ISBN : 1583415866
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A henpecked husband copes with the frustrations of his dull life by imagining he is a fearless airplane pilot, a brilliant doctor, and other dashing figures.

On Freuds Creative Writers And Day Dreaming

Author : Ethel Spector Person
ISBN : 9781855757547
Genre : Psychology
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First presented as an informal lecture in 1907, "Creative Writers and Day-dreaming" pursues two lines of inquiry: it explores the origins of daydreaming and its relation to the play of children, and it investigates the creative process. Following an introduction by Ethel Spector Person, the contributors to this volume provide commentaries on Freud's essay, explicating the twists and turns in psychoanalytic theories of fantasy and in applied psychoanalysis. Their essays place Freud's paper in historical context, describe the clinical value of daydreams and fantasies, offer a Kleinian view of fantasy, provide analytic approaches to creativity and fantasy, comment on the ambiguity caused by multiple translations of Freud's text, and reframe the idea of fantasy from a modern biological and developmental approach.

The Wandering Mind

Author : John A. Biever
ISBN : 9781442216150
Genre : Medical
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The Wandering Mind introduces readers to dissociative states and helps them understand the nature of serious dissociative disorders, such as those involving multiple personalities. The authors pinpoint the differences between normal dissociation and disordered thinking that requires evaluation and treatment.

Fantasy And Personal Outlook

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ISBN : UCAL:C2969720
Genre : Fantasy
File Size : 51. 19 MB
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Hypnosis And Imagination

Author : Robert G. Kunzendorf
ISBN : 0895031396
Genre : Psychology
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Discuses that three different factors turn imagination into hypnosis. This book explores the hypnotic and the clinical significance of absorption in imagination. It examines the role of compliance and imagination in various hypnotic phenomena. It focuses on negative hallucinating, which reportedly blocks out perceptual reality.

By Force Of Fantasy

Author : Ethel Spector Person
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018431887
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Challenging Freudian opinions that state that happy, well-balanced people do not fantasize, a revealing look at the benefits of positive fantasy lives explains why they are crucial to emotional health. Tour.

Structure And Functions Of Fantasy

Author : Eric Klinger
ISBN : UOM:39015002657537
Genre : Psychology
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The Storytelling Animal

Author : Jonathan Gottschall
ISBN : 9780547391403
Genre : Science
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Explores the latest beliefs about why people tell stories and what stories reveal about human nature, offering insights into such related topics as universal themes and what it means to have a storytelling brain.

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