Guest: Frederick L. Coolidge Ph.D, Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Fred presents a scientific, historic and psychological account of dream interpretation by introducing the biological and evolutionary foundations of sleep, dreams and dream interpretation. We will ask about the theory of dream interpretation, the physiological and evolutionary reasons for sleep and dreaming. What is the the role dreams? How about dream interpretation throughout history? Fred will share the cultural and religious significance of dreams, and how dreams interrupt sleep, including issues of insomnia, sleep walking, and more.. Dreams may be used to extract personal meanings and be utilized in psychotherapy, including case examples from actual psychotherapy sessions of the techniques used to interpret dreams.
Dr. Coolidge is a member of the Association of Psychological Science, the European Society for Human Evolution, the Society for American Archaeology, and International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences. He teaches introductory and advanced undergraduate statistics, cognitive evolution, evolutionary neuropsychology, abnormal psychology, and sleep and dreams. His book The Science of Dream Interpretation presents a scientific, historic and psychological account of dream interpretation by introducing the biological and evolutionary foundations of sleep, dreams and dream interpretation.