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Childrens Dreams

Cartoon Dreams: Psychological Insights in SpongeBob and the Justice League

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2016 | Arts
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Childhood is a time of frequent and intense dreaming for many people. Often these nocturnal experiences from early life have a dark hue--children are especially prone to nightmares, sleep paralysis, and night terrors.

New Dissertations in the Study of Dreams

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Dreams point the way towards healing, towards potentials for new life and new growth beyond the challenging conditions of the present.

How Not To Raise A Witch

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Many years ago a student told me a story about her childhood dreams that still haunts me. It's not a happy story -- in fact, I find it incredibly sad -- but it's kept me thinking about what we know, and don't know, about the potentials of dreaming.

Children's Nightmares: A Surprising Source of Psychological Growth

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Having bad dreams from time to time is a perfectly normal part of child development. Nightmares can occur whenever a person encounters something new, strange, startling, or threatening in waking life.

Big Dreams in Childhood: 'The Richest Jewels in the Treasure House of Psychic Experience'

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

At least once or twice in life, often in childhood, most people have a dream that strikes them with unusual power and intensity, a dream so realistic and otherworldly that it burns a lasting impression into their memory.

Hey Parents: It's Not 'Just a Dream'

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

It's the middle of the night and your child suddenly wakes up, startled into awareness by a series of strange images and powerful emotions that seemed entirely real just moments ago. She's confused, and a maybe little scared. Questions fill her mind. What just happened?

Two Essential Books on Dreams

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anne Hill

I have immersed myself lately in some wise books on dreams. Here, rising to the top of the pile, are two books that I consider essential to the serious study of dreams.