G. William Domhoff

Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emeritus
and Research Professor

Psychology Department
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Published Work on Dreams

Copies of many of these articles can be viewed/downloaded in the Dream Library.

Domhoff, G. W. (2022). The Neurocognitive Theory of Dreaming: The Where, How, When, What, and Why of Dreams. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Domhoff, G. W. (2020). Dreaming is imagination roaming freely, based on embodied simulation, and subserved by an unconstrained default network. In A. Abraham (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of the Imagination (pp. 676-691). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Domhoff, G. W. (2020). New neuroimaging technologies and online methods for dream content analysis make it possible to study dreaming in non-disruptive and low-budget ways in sleep medicine clinics. In J. Pagel (Ed.), Parasomnias and Dreams (pp. 293-319). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Domhoff, G. W., & Schneider, A. (2020). From adolescence to young adulthood in two dream series: The consistency and continuity of characters and major personal interests. Dreaming, 30(2), 140-161.

Domhoff, G. W. (2019). The neurocognitive theory of dreams at age 20: An assessment and comparison with four other theories of dreaming. Dreaming, 29(4), 265-302.

Domhoff, G. W. (2018). The Emergence of Dreaming: Mind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, and the Default Network. New York: Oxford University Press.

Domhoff, G. W. (2017). The Invasion of the Concept Snatchers: The Origins, Distortions, and Future of the Continuity Hypothesis. Dreaming, 27, 14-39.

Domhoff. G. W. (2015). Dreaming as embodied simulation: A widower dreams of his deceased wife. Dreaming, 25, 232-256.

Domhoff, G. W., & Fox, K. R. C. (2015). Dreaming and the default network: A review, synthesis, and counterintuitive research proposal. Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 342-353.

Domhoff, G. W., & Schneider, A. (2015). Assessing autocorrelation in studies using the Hall and Van de Castle coding system to study individual dream series. Dreaming, 25, 70-79.

Domhoff, G. W., & Schneider, A. (2015). Correcting for multiple comparisons in studies of dream content: A statistical addition to the Hall/Van de Castle coding system. Dreaming, 25, 59-69.

Foulkes, D., & Domhoff, G. W. (2014). Bottom-up or top-down in dream neuroscience? A top-down critique of two bottom-up studies. Consciousness and Cognition, 27, 168-171.

Fox, K. R. C., Nijeboer, S., Solomonova, E., Domhoff, G. W., & Christoff, K. (2013). Dreaming as mind wandering: Evidence from functional neuroimaging and first-person content reports. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(Article 412), 1-18. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00412. eCollection 02013.

Domhoff, G. W., (2011). The neural substrate for dreaming: Is it a subsystem of the default network? Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 1163-1174.

Domhoff, G. W., & Schneider, A. (2008). Similarities and differences in dream content at the cross-cultural, gender, and individual levels. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 1257-1265.

Domhoff, G. W., & Schneider, A. (2008). Studying dream content using the archive and search engine on DreamBank.net. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 1238-1247.

Domhoff, G. W. (2007). Realistic simulation and bizarreness in dream content: Past findings and suggestions for future research. In D. Barrett & P. McNamara (Eds.), The new science of dreaming: Content, recall, and personality correlates (Vol. 2, pp. 1-27). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Domhoff, G. W. (2006). Where journalists go wrong on dreams: How dream research is treated in the mass media. The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 4(2), http://www.srmhp.org/.

Domhoff, G. W., Meyer-Gomes, K., & Schredl, M. (2005-2006). Dreams as the expression of conceptions and concerns: A comparison of German and American college students. Imagination, Cognition & Personality, 25, 269-282.

Domhoff, G. W. (2005). Refocusing the neurocognitive approach to dreams: A critique of the Hobson vs. Solms debate. Dreaming, 15, 3-20.

Domhoff, G. W. (2005). The content of dreams: Methodologic and theoretical implications. In M. H. Kryger, T. Roth, & W. C. Dement (Eds.), Principles and Practies of Sleep Medicine (4th Ed., pp. 522-534). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Domhoff, G. W. (2004). Why did empirical dream researchers reject Freud? A critique of historical claims by Mark Solms. Dreaming, 14, 3-17.

Kerr, N., & Domhoff, G. W. (2004). Do the blind literally "see" in their dreams? A critique of a recent claim that they do. Dreaming, 14, 230-233.

Domhoff, G. W. (2003). The Scientific Study of Dreams: Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis. Washington: American Psychological Association Press.

Domhoff, G. W. (2001). Using content analysis to study dreams: Applications and implications for the humanities. In K. Bulkeley (Ed.), Dreams (pp. 307-319). New York: Palgrave.

Domhoff, G. W. (2001). A new neurocognitive theory of dreams. Dreaming, 11, 13-33.

Domhoff, G. W. (2000). The misinterpretation of dreams. American Scientist, 88, 175-178.

Domhoff, G. W. (2000). Methods and measures for the study of dream content. In M. Kryger, T. Roth, & W. Dement (Eds.), Principles and Practices of Sleep Medicine (Third ed., pp. 463-471). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

Domhoff, G. W., & Schneider, A. (1999). Much ado about very little: The small effect sizes when home and laboratory collected dreams are compared. Dreaming, 9, 139-151.

Domhoff, G. W. (1999). New directions in the study of dream content using the Hall and Van de Castle coding system. Dreaming, 9, 115-137.

Domhoff, G. W. (1999). Drawing theoretical implications from descriptive empirical findings on dream content. Dreaming, 9, 201-210.

Domhoff, G. W., & Schneider, A. (1998). New rationales and methods for quantitative dream research outside the laboratory. Sleep, 21, 398-404.

Squier, L., & Domhoff, G. W. (1998). The presentation of dreaming and dreams in introductory psychology textbooks: A critical examination with suggestions for textbook authors and course instructors. Dreaming, 8, 149-168.

Domhoff, G. W. (1996). Finding Meaning in Dreams: A Quantitative Approach. New York: Plenum Publishing Co.

Domhoff, G. W. (1993). The repetition of dreams and dream elements: A possible clue to a function of dreams. In A. Moffitt, M. Kramer, & R. Hoffman (Eds.), The Functions of Dreams (pp. 293-320). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Domhoff, G. W. (1985). The Mystique of Dreams. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Hall, C., Domhoff, G. W., Blick, K., & Weesner, K. (1982). The dreams of college men and women in 1950 and 1980: A comparison of dream contents and sex differences. Sleep, 5, 188-194.

Domhoff, G. W. (1969). Home dreams and laboratory dreams: Home dreams are better. In M. Kramer (Ed.), Dream Psychology and the New Biology of Dreaming (pp. 119-217). Springfield, IL: C. C. Thomas.

Hall, C., & Domhoff, G. W. (1968). The dreams of Freud and Jung. Psychology Today, 2, 42-45.

Domhoff, G. W. (1968). An unsuccessful search for further correlates of everyday dream recall. Psychophysiology, 4(3), 386.

Domhoff, G. W., & Gerson, A. (1967). Replication and critique of three studies on personality correlates of dream recall. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 31(4), 431.

Domhoff, G. W. (1964). Night dreams and hypnotic dreams: Is there evidence that they are different? International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis, 12(3), 159-168.

Domhoff, G. W., & Kamiya, J. (1964). Problems in dream content study with objective indicators: I. A comparison of home and laboratory dream reports. Archives of General Psychiatry, 11, 519-524.

Domhoff, G. W., & Kamiya, J. (1964). Problems in dream content study with objective indicators: II. Dreams in the laboratory setting. Archives of General Psychiatry, 11, 525-528.

Domhoff, G. W., & Kamiya, J. (1964). Problems in dream content study with objective indicators: III. Changes in dream content throughout the night. Archives of General Psychiatry, 11, 529-532.

Hall, C., & Domhoff, G. W. (1964). Friendliness in dreams. Journal of Social Psychology, 62, 309-314.

Hall, C., & Domhoff, G. W. (1963). Aggression in dreams. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 9, 259-267.

Hall, C., & Domhoff, G. W. (1963). A ubiquitous sex difference in dreams. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 66, 278-280.

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