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Tracey L. Kahan, Ph. D.

Department of Psychology
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Associate Professor of Psychology
Internet Presence

About Tracey L. Kahan, Ph. D.

Tracey Kahan has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook. She is Associate Professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University, where she has been on the faculty since 1990. She conducts research on cognition, metacognition, and affect across the sleep-wake cycle and teaches undergraduate courses in Cognition, Perception, Research Methods., and Sleep & Dreaming. Recently, she established a one-bed sleep lab at SCU.

My notes on the IASD
 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

selected publications:

Kahan, T.L., & LaBerge, S. (2003). Cognitive, affective, and sensory characteristics of events sampled from REM sleep, NREM sleep, and waking. [Abstract]. Sleep, 26, A89.

Kahan, T.L. (2003). The "problem" of dreaming in NREM sleep continues to challenge reductionist (2-generator) models of dream generation. In E. Pace-Schott, M. Solms, M. Glabrove, and S. Harnad (Eds.), Sleep and dreaming: Scientific advances and reconsiderations (pp. 167-169). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Kahan, T.L. (2001). Consciousness in dreaming: A metacognitive approach. In K. Bulkeley (Ed.), The interpretations of dreaming (pp. 333-360). New York: Palgrave.

Kahan, T.L., Hays, J., Hirashima, B., & Johnson, K. (2000). Effects of melatonin on dream bizarrenenss among male and female college students. Sleep and Hypnosis, 2(2), 74-83.

Kahan, T.L., LaBerge, S., Levitan, L., & Zimbardo, P. (1997). Similarities and differences between dreaming and waking cognition: An exploratory study. Consciousness and Cognition, 6, 132-147.

Kahan, T. L. & LaBerge, S. (1996). Cognition and metacognition in dreaming and waking: Comparisons of first and third-person ratings. Dreaming,6: 235-249.

Kahan, T. L. & LaBerge, S. (1994). Lucid dreaming as metacognition: Implications for cognitive science.Consciousness and Cognition, 3, 246-264.

Kahan, T. L. (1994). Measuring dream self-reflectiveness: A comparison of two approaches. Dreaming, 4(3), 177-193.

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