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date: 28 November 2022

Scientific Studies of Dreams and Dreaming in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centurieslocked

Scientific Studies of Dreams and Dreaming in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centurieslocked

  • Giorgia MorgeseGiorgia MorgeseSapienza University of Rome, Department of Clinical Psychology

Summary

In the second half of the 19th century, the study of the phenomenon of the dream was undertaken with “scientific” method, by physicians, physiologists, and psychiatrists before the birth of the “myth” advanced by Freud who claimed for psychoanalysis the birthright of the psychological study of dreams. The article highlights the long and varied process of obtaining scientific knowledge of dreams and the dreaming process, and sheds light on researchers and traditions that have not received as much attention as they should have.

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  • History and Systems of Psychology

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