PsychologyPSYC 179F The Path to a Science of Dreaming

Focuses on the methods and empirical findings that led gradually to development of a neurocognitive theory of dreaming between 1953 and 2016. Emphasis is on the difficulties of adapting methods useful in studying waking thought to the study of dreaming, the counterintuitive nature of many of the findings, the importance of replicating new results, and the general lessons about the nature of science that can be drawn from this particular scientific odyssey. Satisfies the senior seminar requirement. Satisfies the senior comprehensive requirement.

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology and cognitive science majors.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Spring

Instructor

George Domhoff