Children's Dreams: From Freud's Observations to Modern Dream by Claudio Colace

By Claudio Colace

This booklet goals to provide a examine at the reality and empirical worth of Freuds dream concept, whether in the course of the research of a selected a part of it - the hypotheses approximately children desires. It presents a scientific description of Freuds observations on baby dreaming and offers the consequences received from 4 empirical reports on young ones desires that the writer carried out throughout the span of a decade. those reviews (two performed in class settings, one in a house atmosphere, and one in keeping with a questionnaire accomplished through mom and dad) enable an empirical judgment on Freuds major hypotheses on baby dreaming: the hypotheses on formal point of young children desires, the connection among dream bizarreness and improvement of the superego features, and the problem of wish-fulfilment desires. the writer concludes that it truly is attainable to check empirically Freuds speculation at the early kinds of dreaming and that this try isn't inappropriate for an empirical judgment of convinced extra normal statements of Freuds dream idea (e.g. the dream censorship hypothesis). eventually, the consequences of the reviews on little ones desires for contemporary dream study and concept are discussed.

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