What is the course about?
Examining dreams and dreaming from a psychological perspective, we will discuss major theories about dreams. We will ask whether dreams make any sense and how to go about understanding them.
What will we cover?
• The experience of dreaming.
• Dream theories and interpretation methods: Freud, Jung, Calvin S. Hall, Ann Faraday, and William Domhoff
• How to use our own dreams.
• The cultural-psychological value of dreams.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Outline the key points of some major dream theories.
• Engage with your own dreams.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Introductory without requirement for any particular skills. Participants own dreams will be discussed but only to the degree that each is comfortable with doing so.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will run in a seminar style with short presentations, individual and small group exercises and group discussion. Slides and other links will be available online. No work outside of class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other courses that may be of interest include:
PP130 - Psychology of Jung: explore your shadow
PC409 - Introduction to Jung
PC414 - An introduction to the unconscious
PP132 - Psychology of leadership
PP114 - Cross cultural psychology
PP123 - Personality psychology: an introduction.