Structure and Functions of Fantasy

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Contents
Part I: Introduction1
1. Introduction: Strategy, Definition, History3
What Kind of Theory?5
Defining Fantasy6
A Capsule History10
The Plan of the Book13
Part II: Play, Dreams, and Fantasy15
2. Implications of Play for a Theory of Fantasy17
Definitions of Play17
Interrelationships Between Play and Fantasy from Infancy to Adulthood20
Conclusions32
Motivational Aspects of Play33
Problem-Solving Properties of Play and Fantasy41
Conclusions48
3. Implications of Dream Research for a Theory of Fantasy50
Interrelationships Between Waking Fantasy and Dreams50
Dreaming as a Baseline Process61
The Instigation of Dreams64
Symbolization in Dreams and Fantasy75
Problem-Solving Properties of Dreams81
Conclusions83
Part III: The Structure of Fantasy and Its Uses85
An Approach to the Structure of Fantasy87
The Segmentation of Fantasy89
Two Kinds of Issues: Response Integration and Sequencing104

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