Psychology of dreaming

Course Dates: 03/03/20 - 31/03/20
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the psyche”. Dreams are psychological and cultural constructs. To interpret our dreams is to intepret our world.


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.


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Very comprehensive and enlightening study of dreams and their use in self-analysis and exploration of the psyche. You will end up with a library of notes that we've covered in class and some extra reading material. This course feels university-level in some of its content - the level of discourse is advanced in places which I like as it feels like you are really exploring the subject comprehensively. I feel this is way more valuable than a similar course delivered online - turning up in person each week and having the notes read in class really forces you to engage and digest the material.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 28/02/2019)
Tutor Biographies
John Goff Tutor Website

From reading Philosophy at a young age to the formal study of Cognitive Science, Philosophy & Psychology at the Universities of London and Sussex - after a prior career in video-arts - John Goff has been presenting philosophy courses to adults since the early 2000s. He uses a cross-disciplinary, seminar-based approach in his courses, drawing on Philosophy, Psychology and the wider Humanities & Social Sciences with an emphasis on the intersection of contemporary and classical European and Asian philosophical thought. He is the author of several works of philosophical fiction concerning artificial minds and organisms and alternative-human worlds including the novel 'The Last Days of the Most Hidden Man' and the novellas 'Eidopolis', 'Agents of Erasure' and 'Jupiter|Saturn'. His academic writings can be found on his page at ''.

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Course Code: PP129

Tue, eve, 03 Mar - 31 Mar '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £139.00
Senior fee: £139.00
Concession: £85.00

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