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Strengths and Weaknesses of McNamara's Evolutionary Psychological Model of Dreaming:

Strengths and Weaknesses of McNamara's Evolutionary Psychological Model of Dreaming: This article includes a brief overview of McNamara's (2004) evolutionary model of dreaming. The strengths and weaknesses of this model are then evaluated in terms of its consonance with measurable neurological and biological properties of dreaming, its fit within the tenets of evolutionary theories of dreams, and its alignment with evolutionary concepts of cooperation and spirituality. McNamara's model focuses primarily on dreaming that occurs during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep; therefore this article also focuses on REM dreaming. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Evolutionary Psychology SAGE

Strengths and Weaknesses of McNamara's Evolutionary Psychological Model of Dreaming:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 8 (4): 1 – Oct 1, 2010

Strengths and Weaknesses of McNamara's Evolutionary Psychological Model of Dreaming:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 8 (4): 1 – Oct 1, 2010

Abstract

This article includes a brief overview of McNamara's (2004) evolutionary model of dreaming. The strengths and weaknesses of this model are then evaluated in terms of its consonance with measurable neurological and biological properties of dreaming, its fit within the tenets of evolutionary theories of dreams, and its alignment with evolutionary concepts of cooperation and spirituality. McNamara's model focuses primarily on dreaming that occurs during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep; therefore this article also focuses on REM dreaming.

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1474-7049
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10.1177/147470491000800402
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Abstract

This article includes a brief overview of McNamara's (2004) evolutionary model of dreaming. The strengths and weaknesses of this model are then evaluated in terms of its consonance with measurable neurological and biological properties of dreaming, its fit within the tenets of evolutionary theories of dreams, and its alignment with evolutionary concepts of cooperation and spirituality. McNamara's model focuses primarily on dreaming that occurs during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep; therefore this article also focuses on REM dreaming.

Journal

Evolutionary PsychologySAGE

Published: Oct 1, 2010

Keywords: McNamara; costly signaling; dreaming; REM; cooperation; spirituality

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