EMP 822 S. Krippner 3 credits
The course will focus on dreams so unusual they can be described as "extraordinary." But to understand extraordinary dreams, one must first understand ordinary dreams. Therefore, the neuropsychological and cultural basis of all dreams will be studied. Then the research will be surveyed on lucid dreams, problem-solving dreams, creative dreams, and dreams that do not conform to mainstream science's understanding of time and space (for example, precognitive dreams, telepathic dreams, dreams about past lives, and dreams about distant times and places). The course will include a section on the remembering, recording, and application of extraordinary dreams.
1. To provide students with an evidence-based approach to the study and application of extraordinary dreams.
2. To provide students with an understanding of the neuropsychological and cultural basis of all types of dreams.
3. To provide students with practical skills they can use to remember their dreams and to learn something from them.