daydreams and the function of fantasy

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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.

Fantasy And Personal Outlook

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ISBN : UCAL:C2969720
Genre : Fantasy
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Madame Bovary

Author : Gustave Flaubert
ISBN : 9783958702981
Genre : Fiction
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Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) war ein französischer Schriftsteller, der vor allem als Romancier bekannt ist. Um ihrer ärmlichen Herkunft zu entfliehen, heiratet Emma den Landarzt Karl Bovary. Bald ist ihr aber dieses Leben zu eintönig. Auch ein Umzug und die Geburt der Tochter Berta ändern nichts daran, dass Emma zunehmend unzufrieden ist, unter Depression und Stimmungsschwankungen leidet. Schließlich lässt sie sich bei einem gemeinsamen Ausritt von dem Grundbesitzer Rudolf verführen und verfällt immer mehr der Sucht nach Luxus. Sie verschuldet sich und ihre Familie immer weiter - bis das Ganze zu einer Katastrophe führt ...

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.

Structure And Functions Of Fantasy

Author : Eric Klinger
ISBN : UOM:39015002657537
Genre : Psychology
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Author : Burness E. Moore
ISBN : 0300080786
Genre : Psychology
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Annotation In this important book, experts in the field survey current psychoanalytic theory and discuss its principles, technical aspects, clinical phenomena, and applications. Both an introduction to and statement of mainstream American psychoanalysis today, the book will be a standard reference for psychoanalytic trainees, authors, and teachers.

The Function And Nature Of Imagery

Author : Peter W. Sheehan
ISBN : UOM:39015002763723
Genre : Psychology
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The Inner World Of Daydreaming

Author : Jerome L. Singer
ISBN : PSU:000056077520
Genre : Psychology
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Author : Harper Lee
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