Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE

Jayne Gackenbach, Ph.D.

  1. Personal Information

Marital Status: divorced

Children: a daughter (41 years) and a son (35 years)

Date of Birth: May 24, 1946

Citizenship: Canada and U.S.A.

E-mail: gackenbachj@macewan.ca or jayneg@athabascau.ca

  1. Credentials

1964-1967 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro

Major: mathematics

1968-1970 BA, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Major: communications (journalism)

1973 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Major: graduate work in educational psychology

1974-1976 MS, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Major: general experimental psychology

Thesis Title: A Perceptual Defense Approach to the Study of Sex Role Identity, Expectations, and Attitudes

1976-1978 Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Ph.D. in general experimental psychology

Major area of interest: social/personality

Dissertation Title: A Personality and Cognitive Style Analysis of Lucid Dreaming

 

  1. Teaching

  2. Academic Appointments
    1. Current

I am retired as Professor Emeritus from MacEwan University (MU) as of July 1, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta. (I was a part time instructor at MU, since 1992, and began full time duties in 2003).

I am currently an online tutor in Communication Studies at Athabasca University (I have been part time at AU tutoring online, teaching occasional face to face classes at remote settings and writing courses, for about 30 years).

  1. Past

Assistant/Associate Professor: Department of Psychology, University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1980-1989 (last four years were at the Associate Professor level).

Assistant Professor: Department of Psychology, Clarion State College (now University) (CSC), Clarion, PA, 1978-1980.

Part-time Instructor:

Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

John Tyler Community College, Petersburg, VA.

University of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta

Blue Quills First Nations College (now Blue Quills University), St. Paul, Alberta

Maskwachees Cultural College, Hobbema, Alberta

Yellowhead Tribal College, Edmonton, Alberta

Northern Lakes College, Slave Lake, Alberta

Augustana University College, Camrose, Alberta

Distance Education:

Saybrook University, San Francisco, Calif.

San Diego University for Integrative Studies, San Diego, Calif.

Sofia University, Palo Alto, Calif.

  1. Courses: This is a list of courses which I have taught at least 10 times, and sometimes as many as 50 offerings, over my 40 years of teaching at the postsecondary level.

Psychology of Consciousness (I have taught several versions of this for distance education at the graduate level at Saybrook University (SU) and as a 300 level undergraduate course at MacEwan. I have also taught it as a short course for seniors through ELLA at the University of Alberta faculty of extension.)

Humans and Computers/Internet (I have taught this as a distance offering through Athabasca University [AU; Computers in Everyday Life, CMNS 321 and Being Online, CMNS 421] and as a seminar at MacEwan. I also taught a course CMPT 230, Introduction to Computer Games, at MacEwan.)

Social Psychology (I have taught this at the graduate level as a methods course and at the undergraduate level as a survey course at various post-secondary schools including MacEwan. I also taught applied social psychology courses and wrote a social psychology course with a Native orientation for Yellowhead Tribal College [YTC] in the Fall of 2001.)

Personality (I have taught over 50 offerings of personality. It is my most often taught course at MacEwan. I also wrote a personality course with a Native orientation for YTC in the Fall of 2001, and for Northern Lakes College [NLC] in the Winter of 2002.)

Developmental Psychology (I have taught Child Development at MacEwan and Life Span at Norquest College. I wrote a child/adolescent development psychology course with a Native orientation for YTC, Fall 2001, and for NLC, Winter 2002)

Educational Psychology (I taught this at MacEwan and at other institutions. I also wrote an educational psychology course with a Native orientation for YTC, Fall 2001, and NLC, Winter 2002.)

Sleep and Dreams (This course I taught primarily at the CSC and UNI but also at AUC. I wrote a non-credit course on dreams for internet offering for MacEwan in the mid-1990’s.)

Psychology of Women (Sex Differences) (I taught this course primarily at CSC, UNI and AUC.)

Research Methods/Statistics (I have taught these as undergraduate and as graduate courses from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives. Currently I am tutoring Understanding Statistical Evidence (CMNS 308) for AU online.)

Introductory Psychology (PSYC 104 and PSYC 105) (I have taught these courses well over 50 times and occasionally teach PSYC 105 at MacEwan. I wrote a correspondence course which I then supervised for several years at the UNI. I also wrote an introductory psychology course with a Native orientation for YTC, winter 1999. I wrote the first e-campus Alberta courses for MacEwan during my sessional appointment 2003-2004.)

  1. Mentorship

  2. Graduate students: master’s thesis or doctoral dissertations (N=23)

Allanson, Jess (2018, June 26). In the spirit of recovery: Spirituality of male adult clients in an abstinence-based treatment center for substance abuse. Doctoral Dissertation proposal defense, Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) (committee member).

Wang, Chaoguang (Andrew) (August, 2016 to April, 2017). The Value Systems of Player and Their Relation to In-Game Behavior in a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game. Doctoral Dissertation, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Committee member). Accepted by university in August, thesis to be sent in fall with defense set in December, 2016.

Christian, Jennifer (2015, Jan. 7). Loneliness in Female College Students Experiencing Religious/Spiritual Struggle. Doctoral Dissertation, Sofia University (Committee member). Proposal defense. Defense of thesis set for Sept. 2016.

Remigio, Reina (2012-2014). A New Bond with Man’s Best Friend: A Quantitative Look at the Link Between the Human-Animal Bond and Spirituality Using a Web-Based Survey on Pet-Owners and Non Pet-Owners. Doctoral Dissertation, Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) (committee member). Final dissertation defense summer 2014.

Schwenn, Heather (2013). A Quantitative Study Exploring The Long-Term After Effects Of Out-Of Body Experiences. Doctoral Dissertation, Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) (committee member) proposal defense Nov. 13, 2012 & dissertation defense Nov. 19, 2013.

Holroyd, Julianne J. (2012). Transpersonal Modes of Healing: The Mechanism of Hands-On-Healing Methods. Doctoral Dissertation, Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) (committee member).

Gonzalez, Mica (2011-2012). Psychospiritual group work: The impact of a talking circle traning program on emotional and spiritual intelligences. Doctoral Dissertation, Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology)  (committee member).

Molina, David (2010-2012). Massive Multiplayer Online Games: A Heuristic Inquiry Into The Experience Of The Hard Core Computer Gamer. Doctoral Dissertation, Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology)  (committee member).

Lee, Ming-Ni (2009). Reflective Awareness in Dreams following Loss and Trauma. Dissertation for the Department of Psychology, University of Alberta (committee member).

Tyburczy, Susan M. (2008). Facilitating Recall of Space In Dream Reports, and Exploring Dreaming Consciousness From A Spatial Perspective. Doctoral Dissertation, Saybrook University (formerly Saybrook Graduate School and Research Centre) (committee member).

Smith, Holly (2005). A Qualitative Exploration of the Dynamics of Openness and Secrecy Within Lesbian-Headed Families That Utilize Donor Insemination. Doctoral Dissertation, Saybrook University (formerly Saybrook Graduate School and Research Centre) (committee member).

Connolly, Linda (2005). Courage to change:  An examination of recovering addicted women who utilize twelve step recovery  tools to get out of and remain out of abusive relationships. Dissertation, Saybrook University (formerly Saybrook Graduate School and Research Centre), (committee member).

Marshall, Janis (2004). A Construct Validation Study Of Computer-Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software:  Focus On Content Analysis Of Spiritual Themes In Dreams And Diaries. Dissertation, Saybrook University (formerly Saybrook Graduate School and Research Centre), (committee member).

Leppien-Christensen, Kris (2004). The Relationship between Personality Preferences, Job Type, And Burnout Among Child Welfare Services Social Workers. Dissertation, Saybrook University (formerly Saybrook Graduate School and Research Centre), (committee member).

Sussman, Richard K. (2004). A Critical Intelligence Diagnostic: Improving an Organization’s Competitive Intelligence. Masters Project, Saybrook University (formerly Saybrook Graduate School and Research Centre), (committee member).

Mare, Marian (2004). Proactive Lucidity: Superconsciousness, Creativity, and the Virtually Real. Dissertation for the University of Waikato, New Zealand (outside reader).

Czerniski, Aimee (2002). An investigation of personal boundaries and their presence in dreaming and waking life. Masters Project, Saybrook University (formerly Saybrook Graduate School and Research Centre), (chair).

Casto, Kira Lynn (1995). Contemporary spiritual dreams: Their content and significance. Doctoral Dissertation, Saybrook University (formerly Saybrook Graduate School and Research Centre), (committee member).

Mason, L. (1995). Electrophysiological correlates of higher states of consciousness during sleep. Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Psychology, Maharishi International University, (committee member).

Scott, J. (1992). Conscious continuum: A focus for anthropological inquiry. Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, (committee member).

Cranson, R. (1989). A Vedic perspective on intelligence. Doctoral Dissertation, Dept. of Psychology, Maharishi International University, (committee member).

Bruder, C. (1985). Paternal Psychological Androgyny and Sons Achievement and Cognitive Profiles. Masters Thesis, Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations, University of Northern Iowa, (committee member).

Wilson, S. (1983). Sex-role Attitude and Depression as Predictors of Response to Aggression by a Female. Masters Thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Northern Iowa, (major professor).

  1. Undergraduate honours students thesis at MacEwan (N=11)

Wijeyaratnam, D. (2016). Nightmare Protection: Combat or Companionship? (Thesis supervisor).

Guthrie, C. (2016). Contemplative practice versus gaming: A further inquiry. (Thesis supervisor).

Gahr, S. (2015). The Relationship between Dreaming and Self-Construals, Sex Role Orientation and Media Use In Canadians of Differing Ethnic Backgrounds. (Thesis supervisor).

Ditner, A. (2015). Female Gamers and the Nightmare Protection Thesis: A Further Exploration. (Thesis supervisor).

Boyes, A. (2014). An Inquiry Into the Lack of the Nightmare Protection Associated with Video Game Play by Female Gamers. (Thesis supervisor).

Swanston, D. (2011). The Exploration of the Similar Effects of Video Game Play and Meditation/Prayer in Waking and Dreaming Experiences.  (Thesis supervisor).

Rosie, M. (2010). Dream Incorporation of Video Game Play as a Function of Interactivity and Fidelity. (Thesis supervisor).

Dopko, R. (2009). The Relationship between Video Game Play, Dream Bizarreness and Creativity. (Thesis supervisor).

Le, H.T. (2009). The Relationship between Video Game Play and Nightmares. (Thesis supervisor).

Olischefski, J. (2008). Individual Differences in Presence and Performance during Video Game Play. (Thesis supervisor).

Kuruvilla, B. (2008). The Effects of Video Game Play on Threat Simulation Dreams. (Thesis supervisor).

  1. Undergraduate Student Research Initiative Grant Awardee’s at MacEwan (N=2)

Flockhart, C. (2013-14). Video Game Nightmare Protection Thesis: An Experimental Inquiry. Undergraduate Student Research Initiative Grant Awardee.

Sinyard, A. (2014). Emerging Implications of Virtual Reality Game Play on Dreams. Undergraduate Student Research Initiative Grant Awardee.

  1. Undergraduate individual research students and research assistants projects (N=100+)

Over the 10 years I was with the UNI, 2 years at CSC and 15 years at MacEwan, I have supervised over 100 students in senior research experiences. In some cases students were required to participate in a research project under the guidance of a faculty member. Some of these projects were subsequently presented at professional meetings and published in professional journals. Since immigrating to Canada I have supervised several graduate and undergraduate theses at a variety of institutions. Student researchers are underlined in the publication and presentation sections later in this vitae.

  1. Research and Scholarly Activity

Grants

  • While an employee at MacEwan
  1. Received a tutor professional development grant to cover costs to the 2017 International Association for the Study of Dreams from Athabasca University for $2000
  2. Consultant on two grant applications being submitted by Katja Valli regarding media and dreams to Swedish Science Academy (in March, 2016) and Finnish Science Academy (in September, 2016).
  3. Applied for an internal travel grant from MacEwan Research Council, Feb. 2016 for about $3000 to travel to Netherlands to present a symposium with my students on work in my lab at the International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference. I did not receive the grant
  4. Two of my research associate students, Dylan Wijeyaratnam and Akshya Boopalan, applied for travel grants from MacEwan’s USRI initiative in March of 2016, for attendance at International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference. Neither received the grants.
  5. Received a tutor professional development grant to cover costs to the 2016 Science of Consciousness conference in Tucson, AZ from Athabasca University for $2000.
  6. Applied for a grant to Qualtrics Behavioral Research Grant, to finish data gathering for Alison Ditner’s thesis as we were not able to get enough subjects at MacEwan. Grant was not approved. This was done in early winter term of 2015.
  7. Applied, but did not receive, for a grant to support travel to a conference in Helsinki, Towards a Science of Consciousness, for a symposium that I submitted where three of my students presented and a Finnish colleague was discussant. This was in the winter term of 2015. I subsequently applied for a tutor professional development grant to cover costs to this conference from Athabasca University and was awarded a $2000 grant.
  8. Two of my research associate students, Carson Flockhart and Ali Ditner, applied for travel grants from MacEwan’s USRI initiative in March of 2015. Neither was awarded the grant.
  9. Undergraduate Student Research Initiative grant: Emerging Implications of Virtual Reality Game Play on Dreams, awarded to Ann Sinyard with Jayne Gackenbach as faculty mentor, July 1, 2014, $3000.
  10. Divisional Faculty Development Grant for $923 was awarded for continued work on an experimental manipulation examining the nightmare protection thesis, May 2014.
  11. Special Project Fund: A cross-cultural analysis of video game play and social media effects on dreams: China and Canada

This is to investigate dreams and video game/social media use in Canada and China. Three universities in China are participating in this research effort: Dr. Zongkui Zhou, Central China Normal University; Dr. Ming-Ni Lee, National Dong Hwa University; and Dr. Gino Yu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Two faculty at MacEwan are also co-investigators on the grant, William Wei, Business, International-Marketing & Strategy and Tara Vongpaisal, Psychology. The grant was awarded for $15,000 for the academic year 2013-14. Due to various administrative procedures here and abroad the deadline for the grant was extended to Dec. 2014

Undergraduate Student Research Initiative grant: Video Game Nightmare Protection Thesis: An Experimental Inquiry, awarded to Carson Flockhart with Jayne Gackenbach as faculty mentor, July 1, 2013, $3000.

Misc grants

Gackenbach    7-Nov-08       $1,138.77          Video Game Play, Dream Bizarreness and Creativity

Gackenbach    19-Nov-09     $ 2,032.20        Dream Incorporation of Video Game Play as a Function of Immersion

SSHRC Intitutional Grant

Gackenbach    3-Jan-11         $ 2,500.00       Media Use and Other Daily Activities Effects on Dream Content

MacEwan Research Scholarly Activity and Creative Achievement Fund awarded by Research Council

Gackenbach    2012-2013     $ 4,211.00                      Social Media, Gaming and Dreams

Gackenbach    2010-2011     $ 4,155.00                      Video Game Play as Nightmare Protection: A Preliminary Inquiry

Gackenbach    2009-2010     $    865.00                      Presentations at International Association for the Study of Dreams Annual Conference

Gackenbach    2007-2008     $ 1,875.00                      Electronic Media Impact on Dreams

Gackenbach    2006-2007     $ 3,300.00                      Individual Differences in Video Game Play and Presence

Gackenbach    2005-2006     $ 4,322.00                      The Video Game Play Experience: A Qualitative Analysis

Gackenbach    2004-2005     $ 3,750.00                      Cyber Rules

  • Grants prior to MacEwan Employment:

Faculty Research Grant entitled, Manifest Content of Signal Verified Lucid Dreams, funded by the Graduate College at the University of Northern Iowa for the spring and summer of 1986.

Summer Fellowship entitled, Lucid Dreaming: New Research on Consciousness During Sleep, funded by the Graduate College at the University of Northern Iowa for 1984.

Faculty Research Grant entitled, Lucid Dreaming Mail Survey, funded by the Graduate College at University of Northern Iowa for the spring and summer of 1982.

Summer Fellowship, entitled, Vestibular Sensitivity and Dynamic and Static Motor Balance as a Function of Sex and Lucid Dreaming Frequency, funded by the Graduate College at the University of Northern Iowa for 1981.

Dissertation research grant entitled, Personality Correlates of Lucid Dreaming, was funded by the Association of Research and Enlightenment, Virginia Beach, Virginia, November, 1977.

  1. Sabbatical Leaves:

Sabbatical leave granted from Grant MacEwan University for Jan. to June 2010 and Jan. to June 2011.

Professional Development Leave (sabbatical) to write a book on lucid dreaming for the academic year 1987-88 from the University of Northern Iowa. Summer Fellowship entitled, Control Your Dreams, funded by the Graduate College at the University of Northern Iowa for 1987.

  1. Invited Addresses (scholarly):

Invited address for Unsound Music Festival sponsored by the Goethe-Institut, Krakow, Poland entitled “Video Game Play as Nightmare Protection”, Oct. 12, 2014.

Invited address at Lucidity, Consciousness and Non-duality Symposium, cosponsored by Dept of Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University, Lucid Art Foundation and International Association for the Study of Dreams, San Francisco, CA, October, 2011.

Invited address at the annual meeting of Games for Health, Boston MA, Dreams and Video Game Play, May 2010.

Invited to present a talk Dreams and Nonlocal Consciousness at the 1998 annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Hawaii, June, 1998.

Keynote speaker, for the 14th annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery, Montreal, Quebec, May 1992, From Post Formal Operational to Post-representational Dreams: The Lucidity-witnessing Relationship.

Presidential address at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, London, England, July, 1989, From Sleep Consciousness to Pure Consciousness.

Invited address at the first meeting of the European Association for the Study of Dreams, Frankfurt, Germany, October, 1987, The History and Politics of Dreaming in North America.

  1. Books (N=10) (two translated into Chinese, one into German and one into Arabic):

Gackenbach, J.I., & Bown, J. (Eds.) (2017). Boundaries of Self & Reality Online: Implications of Digitally Constructed Realities. San Diego: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Gackenbach, J.I. (Ed.) (2012). Video Game Play and Consciousness. Hauppauge NY: NOVA Science publishers.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Snyder, T. (2012; 2019). Play Reality. Edmonton, AB: Original Cliche Entertainment.

Gackenbach, J.I. (Editor) (2007). Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Implication (2nd edition), San Diego: Academic Press. (Translated into Chinese by World Publishing Guangdong Corporation in March, 2014).

Gillespie, Joanie & Gackenbach, J.I. (2007), cyber.rules. NY: Norton. (Translated into Arabic by el-kalema, 2013).

Gackenbach, J.I. (Editor) (1998). Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Implications, San Diego: Academic Press.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Sheikh, A. (Eds.) (1991). Dream images: A call to mental arms, Farmingdale, NY: Baywood.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Bosveld, J. (1989; ebook 2012). Control your dreams, N.Y.: Harper & Row. (translated into German by Christian Stephan for Aurum Verlag GmbH, Braunschweig, German; Translated  into Chinese for Yuan-Liou Publishing Co., Ltd.)

Gackenbach, J. I. & LaBerge, S. P. (Eds.) (1988). Conscious mind, sleeping brain: Perspectives on lucid dreaming, N.Y.: Plenum.

Gackenbach, J. I. (Ed.), (1987). Sleep and dreams: A sourcebook, N.Y Garland.

  1. Book Chapters (N=34; student names are underlined)

Bown, J. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2019). The Effects of Video Games on Dreams: A Conceptual Framing. In K. Valli, R. Gongloff, R. & R. Hoss (Eds.), Dreams: Biology, Psychology, and Culture, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Bown, J. (2019). Effects of movies and video game play. In K. Valli, R. Gongloff, R. & R. Hoss (Eds.), Dreams: Biology, Psychology, and Culture, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood

Gackenbach, J.I., Wijeyaratnam, D. & Flockhart, C. (2017). The Video Gaming Frontier. In J.I. Gackenbach and J. Bown (Eds.), Boundaries of Self & Reality Online: Implications of Digitally Constructed Realities. San Diego: Elsevier/Academic Press. (p. 161-186)

Gackenbach, J.I., Boyes, A., Sinyard, S., Flockhart, C., & Snyder, C. (2016). The impact of digital technology on children’s dreams. In Campbell, J. & Johnson, C. (Eds.), Sleep Monsters and Superheroes: Empowering Children through Creative Dreamplay. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Gackenbach, J. I., & Hakopdjanian, S. (2016). Breaking the Frame of Digital, Dream, and Waking Realities. In S. Schafer (Ed.), Exploring the Collective Unconscious in the Age of Digital Media (pp. 79-106). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-9891-8.ch003

Bown, J. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2015). Video games, nightmares, and emotional processing. In Tettegah, S. (Ed.) Emotions and Technology: Communication of, feelings through, with and for technology. London: Elsevier (Academic Psychology Division).

Gackenbach, J.I., Stark, H., Boyes, A., & Flockhart, C. (2015). Reality: Waking, Sleeping and Virtual. In M. Kramer (Ed.), Dream Research: Applications to Clinical Practice, UK: Routledge. (pages 215-224).

Gackenbach, J.I. & Hunt, H. (2014). A deeper inquiry into the association between lucid dreams and video game play. In Hurd, R. & Buckeley, K. (Eds.) Lucid Dreaming Cross Cultural Understandings of Consciousness in the Dream State (pp. 231-249). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2012a). Video game play and dreams. In Barrett, D. & McNamara, P. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (p. 795-800).

Gackenbach, J.I. (2012b). Dreams and video game play. In J.I. Gackenbach (Ed.), Video Game Play and consciousness. NOVA Science Publishers.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2012c). Introduction. In J.I. Gackenbach (Ed.), Video Game Play and consciousness. NOVA Science Publishers.

Gackenbach, J.I., Kuruvilla, B., Dopko, R. & Le, H. (2010). Chapter 5: Dreams and video game play. In Soria, A. & Maldonado, J. (Eds.), Computer games: Learning objectives, cognitive performance and effects on development, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, p. 127-136.

Gackenbach, J.I., Matty, I., Kuruvilla, B., Samaha, A. N., Zederayko, A., Olischefski, J. & Von Stackelberg, H. (2009). Video game play: Waking and dreaming consciousness. S. Krippner and D. Ellis (Ed.), Perchance To Dream, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, p. 239-253.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2008). Dreams as guiding stories among central Alberta Cree. In Stanley Krippner, Leslie Gray, and Michael Bova (Eds.), Healing Tales: The Narrative Arts in Spiritual Traditions. Charlottesville VA: Puente Publications, p. 239-253.

Gackenbach, J.I. & von Stackelberg , H. (2007). Chapter 3: Self Online: Personality and Demographic Implications. From J.I. Gackenbach (Ed.), Psychology and the Internet (2nd edition). San Diego: Academic Press, p. 55-71.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Karpen, J. (2007). Chapter 13: The Coevolution of Technology and Consciousness. From J.I. Gackenbach (Ed.), Psychology and the Internet (2nd edition). San Diego: Academic Press, p. 337-357.

Lukoff, D. and Gackenbach, J. (2004). Health issues. The Internet Encyclopedia (Vol. 2), New York: Wiley Publishers, (p. 89-103).

Gackenbach, J.I. (2001). Sleep and consciousness. In Karen Shanor (Ed.), The Emerging Mind. NY: Renaissance Books.

LaBerge, S & Gackenbach, J.I. (2000). Lucid dreaming. In Etzel Cardeña, Steven Jay Lynn & Stanley Krippner (Eds.), Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1999). Sleep and consciousness. In Karen Nesbitt Shanor (Ed). The emerging mind. NY: St. Martin’s Press, pp. 75-101.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Ellerman, E. (1998). Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychological Aspects of Internet Use. From J.I. Gackenbach (Ed.), Psychology and the Internet. San Diego: Academic Press.

Gackenbach, J.I., Guthrie, G., &  Karpen, J. (1998). The coevolution of technology and consciousness. From J.I. Gackenbach (Ed.), Psychology and the Internet. San Diego: Academic Press.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1996). Reflections on dreamwork with central Alberta Cree: An Essay on an Unlikely Social Action Vehicle . In Bulkeley, K. (Ed.). Among all these dreamers: Essays on dreaming and modern society NY: SUNY Press.

Malamud, Judith; LaBerge, Stephen; Gackenbach, Jayne; Bosveld, Jane; Aurobindo, Sri. (1993). Lucid dreaming. In Roger Walsh and Frances Vaughan, (Eds.) Paths beyond ego: The transpersonal vision. Perigee Books/Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc, Los Angeles, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1992). Interhemispheric EEG coherence in REM sleep and meditation: The lucid dreaming connection. In J. Antrobus (Ed.), The Neuropsychology of Dreaming Sleep,  N.J.: Erlbaum.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1991a). A developmental model of consciousness in sleep: From sleep consciousness to pure consciousness. In J.I. Gackenbach and A. Sheikh (Eds.), Dream images: A call to mental arms. N.Y.: Baywood.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1991b). Introduction. In J.I. Gackenbach and A. Sheikh (Eds.), Dream images: A call to mental arms. N.Y.: Baywood.

Snyder, T.J. & Gackenbach, J.I. (1991). Vestibular involvement in the neurocognition of lucid dreaming. In J.I. Gackenbach and A. Sheikh (Eds.), Dream images: A call to mental arms. N.Y.: Baywood.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1991c). Women and meditators as gifted lucid dreamers. In S. Krippner (Ed.), Dreamtime & Dreamwork,  Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1988). The psychological content of lucid dreams. In J. I. Gackenbach and S. P. LaBerge (Eds.), Conscious mind, sleeping brain: Perspectives on lucid dreaming, N.Y.: Plenum.

Snyder, T. J. & Gackenbach, J. I. (1988). Individual differences associated with lucid dreaming. In J. I. Gackenbach and S. P. LaBerge (Eds.), Conscious mind, sleeping brain: Perspectives on lucid dreaming, N.Y.: Plenum.

LaBerge, S. P. & Gackenbach, J. I. (1988). Introduction. In J. I. Gackenbach and S. P. LaBerge (Eds.), Conscious mind, sleeping brain: Perspectives on lucid dreaming, N.Y.: Plenum.

Gackenbach, J. I. & LaBerge, S. P. (1986). An overview of lucid dreaming. In A. Sheikh (Ed.), International Review of Mental Imagery (pp. 57-89), N.Y.: Human Sciences Press.

LaBerge, S. P. & Gackenbach, J. I. (1986). Lucid dreaming. In B. B. Wolman and M. Ullman (Eds.), Handbook of States of Consciousness (pp. 159-198). N.Y.: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

  1. Journal Articles (Peer reviewed N=57; student names are underlined)

Gackenbach, J.I., Yu, Y. & Lee, M. (2018). Media Use and Gender Relationship to the Nightmare Protection Hypothesis: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. Dreaming, 28(2), 169-192.

Gahr, S. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2017). Culture, gender, and media use predictors of dreams among Canadian students. International Journal of Dream Research, 10(2).

Flockhart, C. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2017). The Nightmare Protection Hypothesis: An Experimental Inquiry. International Journal of Dream Research. 10(1), 1-9. Retrieved from https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/27213 http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2017.1.27213

Gackenbach, J.I., Yu, Y., Lee, M., Zhou, Z. & Yu, G. (2016). Gaming, Social Media, Gender in China and Canada. Gender, Technology and Development, 20(3), 1-36. Retrieved http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0971852416660650 https://doi.org/10.1177/0971852416660650

Boyes, A. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2016). Nightmare protection, gender and video game play. Dreaming, 26(1), 29-41.

Gackenbach, J.I., Swanston, D. & Stark, H. (2016). Effects of video game play versus meditation/prayer in waking and dreaming experiences. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 47(2), 1-31.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Gahr, S. (2015). Media use and dreams associations between Canadians of differing cultural backgrounds. International Journal of Dream Research, 8(1), 2-9.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Boyes, A. (2014a). Non-gaming computer use relationship to type of dream. International Journal of Dream Research, 7(2), 95-104.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Boyes, A. (2014b). Social media versus gaming associations with typical and recent dreams. Dreaming, 24(3), 182-202.

Gackenbach, J.I., Kuruvilla, B., Ferguson, M.L., Mathewson, K. & Darlington, M. (2014). Gamer Links to Dream Bizarreness and Lucidity: A Failure to Replicate, International Journal of Dream Research. 7(1), 67-71.

Gackenbach, J.I., Witiw, T., Ferguson, M.L., Darlington, M., Flockhart, C., Swanson, D. & Ahlswede, S. (2013). Commentary: “Experts” versus trained dream coders: Does it make a difference? International Journal of Dream Research. 6(2), 132-135.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Kuruvilla, B. (2013). Cognitive Structure Associated with the Lucid Features of Gamers Dreams, Dreaming. 23(4), 256-265.

Gackenbach, J.I., Darlington, M., Ferguson, M.L., & Boyes, A. (2013). Video game play as nightmare protection: A replication and extension. Dreaming. 23(2), 97-111.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Dopko, R. (2012). The relationship between video game play, dream bizarreness, and creativity. International Journal of Dream Research. 5(1), 23-36.

Gackenbach, J.I., Rosie, M., Bown, J. & Sample, T. (2011). Dream incorporation of video game play as a function of interactivity and fidelity. Dreaming. 21(1), 32-50.

Gackenbach, J.I., Sample, T., Mandel, G. & Tomashewsky, M. (2011). Dream and blog content analysis of an OCD video gamers long term diary. Dreaming. 21(2), 124-147.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Bown, J. (2011a). Mindfulness and video game play: A preliminary inquiry. Mindfulness, 2(2), 114-122. Retreived May 2, 2011 from Mindfulness: http://www.springerlink.com/content/p26n3h1uq1w00771/

Gackenbach, J.I. & Bown, J. (2011b). Video game presence as a function of genre. Loading. 5(8). Retreived May 12, 2011 from http://journals.sfu.ca/loading/index.php/loading/index.

Gackenbach, J.I., Ellerman, E. & Hall, C. (2011). Video Game Play as Nightmare Protection: A Preliminary Inquiry in Military Gamers. Dreaming. 21(4), 221-245.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Rosie, M. (2011). Presence in video game play and nighttime dreams: an empirical inquiry. International Journal of Dream Research, 4(2), 98-109.

Gackenbach, J.I., Sample, T., & Mandel, G. (2011). The continuity versus discontinuity hypotheses: A consideration of issues for coding video game incorporation. International Journal of Dream Research, 4(2), 63-76.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2010). Commentary on Hobson’s “the neurobiology of consciousness: lucid dreaming wakes up”: psychological considerations in pursuing lucid dreaming research. International Journal of Dream Research, 3(1), 6-7.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2009a) Electronic media and lucid-control dreams: Morning after reports. Dreaming. 19(1). 1-6.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2009b). Video game play and consciousness development: A replication and extension. International Journal of Dream Research, 2(1), 3-11. Retrieved June 11, 2009 from http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/ojs/index.php/IJoDR/issue/view/71/showToc.

Gackenbach, J. I., Kuruvilla, B., & Dopko, R. (2009). Video game play and dream bizarreness. Dreaming, 19(4), 218-231.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Rosie, M. (2009). Cognitive evaluation of video games: Players perceptions. Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Future Play on @ GDC Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Retreived Jan. 20, 2010 from http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1639601.1639615&coll=ACM&dl=ACM&CFID=73975022&CFTOKEN=29423495.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2008). Book review: Information technology: No longer the sole province of computers. The American Journal of Psychology, 121(3), 520-524.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2008a). Video game play and consciousness development: A transpersonal perspective. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 40(1), 60-87.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Kuruvilla, B. (2008a). Video game play effects on dreams: Self-evaluation and content analysis. Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture. 2(2), 169-186. Retrieved May 2, 2011 from http://www.eludamos.org/index.php/eludamos/article/view/vol2no2-3

Gackenbach, J.I. & Kuruvilla, B. (2008b). The relationship between video game play and threat simulation dreams. Dreaming, 18(4), 236-256.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2008b). The relationship between perceptions of video game flow and structure. Loading, 1(3). Retreived Nov. 18, 2008 from http://journals.sfu.ca/loading/index.php/loading/article/view/39/37.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2006). Video game play and lucid dreams: Implications for the development of consciousness. Dreaming, 16(2), 96-110.

Lukoff, D, Francis, Lu, Turner, R. & Gackenbach, J. (1995) Transpersonal psychology research review: Researching religious and spiritual problems on the internet. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. 27(2), 153-170.

Mason, L., Alexander, C.N., Travis, F. Gackenbach, J. & Orme-Johnson, D. (1995) Electrophysiological correlates of higher states of consciousness during sleep in long-term practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation program. Sleep., 24, 152.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Hunt, H. (1992). Lucid dreaming as a transpersonal (meditational) state: A potential distinction from dream-work methods. Journal of Mental Imagery special issue Prolucid Dreaming (Akhter Ahsen, Ed.), 97-102.

Cranson, R.W., Orme-Johnson, D., Gackenbach, J., Dillbeck, M.C., Jones, C.H. & Alexander, C. (1991). Transcendental meditation and improved performance on intelligence-related measures: A longitudinal study. Personality and Individual Differences, 12(10), 1105-1116.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1991). Frameworks for understanding lucid dreaming: A review. Dreaming: The Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams, 1(2), 109-128.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1988). Personality differences between individuals varying in lucid dreaming frequency. Journal of Communication Therapy, 4, 49-64.

Gackenbach, J. I., Moorecroft, W., Alexander, C. & LaBerge, S. (1987). Physiological correlates of “consciousness” during sleep in a single TM practitioner. Sleep Research,16, 230.

Gackenbach, J. I., Snyder, T. J., Rokes, L., & Sachau, D., (1986). Lucid dreaming frequency in relationship to vestibular sensitivity as measured by caloric stimulation. In R. Haskel (Ed.) Cognition and Dream Research: The Journal of Mind and Behavior (special issue), 7 (2&3), 277-298.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1985-86). A survey of considerations for inducing conscious awareness of dreaming while dreaming. Imagination. Cognition and Personality, 5 (l), 41-55.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Auerbach, S. M. (1985). Sex role attitudes and perceptual learning. Journal of Social Psychology, 125 (2), 233-243.

Gackenbach, J. I., Heilman, N., Boyt, S. & LaBerge, S. (1985). The relationship between field independence and lucid dreaming ability. Journal of Mental Imagery, 2 (1). 9-20.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Hammons, S. (1984). Lucid dreaming ability and verbal creativity. Dreamworks, 3  (3), 219-223.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Auerbach, S. M. (1983). Sex-role attitudes and situations: Female behavioral predictors in a learned task. The Journal of Psychology, 115, 33-37.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Schillig, B. (1983). Lucid dreams: The content of conscious awareness of dreaming during the dream. Journal of Mental Imagery, 7 (2), 1-14.

Gackenbach, J. I., Sachau, D. & Rokes, L. (1982). Vestibular sensitivity and dynamic and static motor balance as a function of sex and lucid dreaming. Sleep Research, 11, 104.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1982). Collegiate swimmers: Sex differences in self- reports and indices of physiological stress. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 55, 555-558.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1981). Lucid dreaming: Individual differences in personal characteristics. Sleep Research, 10,145.

Gackenbach, J. I., Snyder, T. J., McKelvey, K., McWilliams, C., George Rodenelli, B. (1981). Lucid dreaming: Individual differences in perception. Sleep Research, 10, 146.

Snyder, T. J. & Gackenbach, J. I. (1981). Lucid dreaming and cerebral organization. Sleep Research, 10, 154.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1981a). Sex-role identity across two cultures. Psychological Reports, 49, 677-678.

Auerbach, S. M., & Kilmann, P. R., Gackenbach, J. I. & Julian, A. (1980). Profeminist group experience: Effects of group composition on males attitudinal and affective response. Small Group Behavior, 11, 50-65

Gackenbach, J. I., Heretick, D.M.L. & Alexander, D. (1979). The effect unipolar sex-role identities and situational determinants on component fear of success. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 15, 347-366.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1978a). The effects of race, sex, and career goal differences on sex role attitudes at home and at work. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 12, 98-101.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1978b). A perceptual defense approach to the study masculinity-femininity, sex stereotype, and sex role attitudes. Journal of Personality, 46, 645-667.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Auerbach, S. M. (1975). Empirical evidence for the phenomenon of the “well-meaning liberal male. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 3, 632-635.

  1. Articles (no peer review, academic, N=46; student names are underlined): Most of these are from Lucidity Letter which is now housed at MacEwan library at https://journals.macewan.ca/lucidity/home.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2017, Fall). The scientific study of dreaming helped university students take dreams seriously. DreamTime, 15-16.

Gackenbach, J.I., Anson, M., Mosley, E., Sinyard, A. & Snyder, T. (2016, spring). A rift in reality: Exploring the Oculus Rift’s effect on dream and waking realities. DreamTime,

Gackenbach, J.I. (2003). Crow Woman a dream messenger. DreamTime, 13(2), Retrieved from http://www.asdreams.org/magazine/articles/gackenback_13-2.htm.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1992-93). Adaptiveness of childhood transpersonal experiences in two Cree women: A Study. Lucidity, 11, 107-122.

Utecht, K. & Gackenbach, J.I. (1992-93). Critical awareness techniques and motivation: A conversation. Lucidity, 11, 49-54.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1991). Part IV: Theoretical approaches: Introduction. Lucidity: Commemorative Issue 10th Anniversary of Lucidity Letter, 10(1&2), 255-256.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1991). Part V: Historical Perspectives: Introduction. Lucidity: Commemorative Issue 10th Anniversary of Lucidity Letter, 10(1&2), 309.

Alexander, C., Bogzaran, F., Derfler, M., Gackenbach, J.I., & Hunt, H. (1990). Panel discussion: Is lucid dreaming related to higher states of consciousness? Lucidity Letter, 9(2), 68-79.

Mason, L., Alexander, C., Travis, F. & Gackenbach, J. (1990). EEG correlates of consciousness during sleep: A pilot study. Lucidity Letter, 9(2), 85-87.

Cranson, R., Alexander, C., Orme-Johnson, D., & Gackenbach, J.I. (1990). Intelligence and higher states of consciousness: A longitudinal study. Lucidity Letter, 9(2), 113-136.

Garfield, P. & Gackenbach, J.I. (1990). Patricia Garfield’s Pathway to Ecstasy re-released: An interview. Lucidity Letter, 9(2) and reprinted in Lucidity: Commemorative Issue 10th Anniversary of Lucidity Letter, 10(1&2), 367-372.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1989). From lucid dreaming to pure consciousness: A conceptual framework for the OBE, UFO abduction and NDE experiences. Lucidity Letter, 8 (1), 46-73 and reprinted in Lucidity: Commemorative Issue 10th Anniversary of Lucidity Letter, 10(1&2), 277-307.

Gackenbach, J.I. & LaBerge, S. (1989). What goes on in a lucid dream? Results of the OMNI experiment, Lucidity Letter, 8 (2).

Green, C. & Gackenbach, J.I. (1989). Interview with Celia Green, author of the 1968 classic, Lucid Dreams. Lucidity Letter, 8(2) and reprinted in Lucidity: Commemorative Issue 10th Anniversary of Lucidity Letter, 10(1&2), 361-366.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1989). Clinical implications of lucid dreaming. Lucidity Letter, 8(2).

Bonime, W., Gackenbach, J.I., Garfield, P., Gendlin, E. King, J. & White Lewis, J. (1990). Panel discussion: Should you control your dreams?, Lucidity Letter, 9(2), 29-44.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1988). From ordinary to lucid dreaming: Research and politics of dreaming in North America. Lucidity Letter, 7 (1), 19-25.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1988). The potential of lucid dreaming for bodily healing. Lucidity Letter, 7 (2), 28-34.

Tart, C. & Gackenbach, J.I. (1988). A discussion between Charles Tart and Lucidity Letter editor, Jayne Gackenbach, examining similarities between dream lucidity, witnessing and self-remembering. Lucidity Letter, 7(2) and reprinted in Lucidity: Commemorative Issue 10th Anniversary of Lucidity Letter, 10(1&2), 121-128.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Moorecroft, W. (1987). Psychological content of “consciousness” during sleep in a TM subject. Lucidity Letter, 6 (1). 29-36 and reprinted in Lucidity: Commemorative Issue 10th Anniversary of Lucidity Letter, 10(1&2), 121-128.

LaBerge, S. & Gackenbach, J.I. (1987). At home research project: Lucid dreaming exercises and questionnaire. Lucidity Letter, 6 (1), 39-50.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1987). Clinical and transpersonal concerns with lucid dreaming voiced. Lucidity Letter, 6 (2), 4-7 and reprinted in Lucidity: Commemorative Issue 10th Anniversary of Lucidity Letter, 10(1&2), 415-418.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1987). Manifest content analysis of sleep laboratory collected lucid and nonlucid dreams. Lucidity Letter, 6 (2), 11-21 and reprinted in Lucidity: Commemorative Issue 10th Anniversary of Lucidity Letter, 10(1&2), 241-249.

Gackenbach, J.I., Moorecroft, W., Alexander, C. & LaBerge, S. (1987). “Consciousness” during sleep in a TM practitioner: Heart rate, respiration, and eye movement. Lucidity Letter, 6 (2), 137-145.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1986a). Speculations on healing with the lucid dream. Lucidity Letter, 5 (2), 5-8.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1986b). Do you know when your dreaming? Fate Magazine, 39(6), 71-77.

Gackenbach, J.I., Cranson, R. & Alexander, C. (1986). Lucid dreaming, witnessing dreaming. and the Transcendental Meditation technique: A developmental relationship. Lucidity Letter, 5 (2), 34-40.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1985). Eye movement direction and the lucid dreaming ability. Lucidity Letter, 4 (1), 124-126.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1985). Sex differences in lucid dreaming frequency: A second look. Lucidity Letter, 4 (1), 127 and reprinted in Lucidity: Commemorative Issue 10th Anniversary of Lucidity Letter, 10(1&2), 234-235.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1985). Personality characteristics associated with the dream lucidity ability: Fact or fiction. Lucidity Letter, 5 (1), 57-74.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1985). The manifest content of self-reported lucid versus non-lucid dreams. Lucidity Letter, 5 (1), 160.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1984). An estimate of lucid dreaming incidence. Lucidity Letter, 3 (1), 81 and reprinted in Lucidity: Commemorative Issue 10th Anniversary of Lucidity Letter, 10(1&2), 232-234.

Gackenbach, J.I. Walling, J. & LaBerge, S. (1984). The lucid dreaming ability and parasympathetic functioning. Lucidity Letter, 3 (4), 101.

Gackenbach, J.I., Curren, R., LaBerge, S., Davidson, D. & Maxwell, P. (1983). Intelligence, creativity and personality differences between individuals who vary in self-reported lucid dream frequency. Lucidity Letter, 2 (2), 52.

Gackenbach, J.I., Curren, R., & Cutler, G. (1983). Presleep determinants and postsleep results of lucid versus vivid dreams. Lucidity Letter, 2 (2), 52.

Adler, T., Gackenbach, J.I., & LaBerge, S. (1983). Negative air ions and lucidity induction: Additional data. Lucidity Letter, 2 (2), 53.

Gackenbach, J.I., Prill, S. & Westron, P. (1983). The relationship of the lucid dreaming ability to mental imagery experiences and skills. Lucidity Letter, 2 (4), 72-73.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Toth, G. (1982). Collegiate swimmers: Sex Differences in self-reported and physiological stress indices. Resources in Education, Ed 25871.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1982). Balance and lucid dreaming ability: A suggested relationship. Lucidity Letter, 1 (2), 7.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1982). Differences between types of lucid dreams. Lucidity Letter, 1 (4), 31.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1981). Sex differences in lucid dreaming incidence. Lucidity Letter, 1 (1), 2.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1981). Lucid dreams content. Lucidity Letter, 1 (1), 2.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1980). Lucid dreaming project. A.R.E. Journal, 15, 253260.

Gackenbach, J. I., Spiro, M., Alexander, D. & Secco, R. (1981). Well-meaning liberal male: Typical hypocrite or uncomfortable alien. Resources in Education, ED 199-573.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Taylor, M. (1981). Androgynous and undifferentiated differences in attributions of female success. Resources in Education, ED200B5 1.

Auerbach, S. M. & Gackenbach, J. I. (1975). The effects of individual differences in sexism and sex on learning of nonsense syllables paired with pictured situations differing in sex-role appropriateness. Resources in Education, 10 (4), 43.

  1. Conference Paper/Poster Presentations: (N=182; student names are underlined):

Gackenbach, J.I. (2019, June). Color in Dreams: A Scientific Analysis of the Artists Expression. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Kerkrade, The Netherlands.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2019, June). The Impact of Digital Technology on Children’s Dreams. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Kerkrade, The Netherlands.

Gackenbach, J.I., Rai, N. & Wagner, B. (2019, June). Emerging Implications of Virtual Reality Video Game Play on Dreams. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Kerkrade, The Netherlands.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2018, September). Color in Dreams: A Scientist/Artist Perspective. Paper presented at psiberdream conference online for the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2018, June). Status Summary of Gaming and Dreams Laboratory at MacEwan University. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Phoenix, AZ.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2018, June). Dreaming about Movies and TV Associations to Various Individual Difference Variables. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Phoenix, AZ.

Gackenbach, J.I., McDonnall, B. & Estrada, E. (2018, May). Individual differences in dreams and video game play. Paper presented at the Canadian Game Studies Meeting, Regina, Sask.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2017, October). Dream and Digital Constructed Realities: Are They Related? Planery talk given at the first CSTS conference, Shanghai, China.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Trewin, C. (2017, June). Pokemon Go Dreams: Is Augmented Reality the next stage in gaming associations to dreams? Paper presented at Science of Consciousness, San Diego, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Velichka, M. (2017, June). Dreams of Gamers Over Time: 2006 to 2016. Poster presented at IASD conference, Anaheim, CA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 10 (supplement 1), July 2017, Retrieved https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/40283. http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijo

Gackenbach, J.I. & Kleefman, C. (2017, June). Gaming and nightmare dream content: Comparing two samples 5-years apart. Poster presented at IASD conference, Anaheim, CA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 10 (supplement 1), July 2017, Retrieved https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/40283. http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijo

Gackenbach, J.I. & Osborn, T. & Petriuk, C. (2017, June). Presence in Dreams and Video Games: What Does the Dreamer Think? Poster presented at IASD conference, Anaheim, CA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 10 (supplement 1), July 2017, Retrieved https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/40283. http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijo

Gackenbach, J.I. (2017, June). How does the scientific study of dreaming help university students take dreams seriously in their personal lives? Part of a panel Research 101 for Dreamworkers:  Research Basics to Support Your Work. Paper presented at IASD conference, Anaheim, CA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 10 (supplement 1), July 2017, Retrieved https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/40283. http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijo

Gackenbach, J.I. & Trewin, C. (2017, June). Pokemon Go Dreams: Is Augmented Reality the next stage in gaming associations to dreams? Paper presented at IASD conference, Anaheim, CA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 10 (supplement 1), July 2017, Retrieved https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/40283 http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijo

Gackenbach, J.I. (2017, Jan.). Nighttime dreams and video game play. Dark Matters at Telus Science Museum.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2016, September/October). A Dream and a Painting Marking Raven Woman’s Death:  Synchronicities and a Jungian Analysis. Paper presented at psiberdream conference online for the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Retrieved from http://www.iasdconferences.org/psi2016/schedule/

Gackenbach, J.I. & Ma, C. (2016, June). Contemplative practice vs gaming in mature adults: Attention, Transpersonal and Dream Comparisons. Poster presented at the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Rolduc, Netherlands. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 9(supplement 1), July 2016, Retrieved https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/32382/pdf

Boopalan, A., White, E. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2016, June). Oculus Rift Effects on Presence and Dreams: Replication and Extension. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Rolduc, Netherlands. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 9(supplement 1), July 2016, Retrieved https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/32382/pdf

Gackenbach, J.I. & Guthrie, G. (2016, June). Contemplative Practice versus Gaming. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Rolduc, Netherlands. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 9(supplement 1), July 2016, Retrieved https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/32382/pdf

Gackenbach, J.I. (2016, June). Gaming Allows Expression of Archetypes. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Rolduc, Netherlands. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 9(supplement 1), July 2016, Retrieved https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/32382/pdf

Gackenbach, J.I. (2016, June). Nighttime dreams and video game play. Symposium presented at the Canadian Game Studies Association, Calgary, AB.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Guthrie, G. (2016, April). Contemplative Practice versus Video Game Play Associations between Attention, Dreams, Mindfulness and Self-Presence. Paper presented at the Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, AZ. Retrieved from http://consciousness.arizona.edu/documents/TSC2016_BOOK_of_Abstracts_final.pdf, p. 219.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2015, September). Snow BB Dream. Art work and dream presented at the psiberdream conference online for the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

Gackenbach, J.I., Lee, M., Zhou, Z. & Yu, G. (2015, June). China and Canada: A Comparison of Media Use and Dream Intensity. Paper presented at International Association for the Study of Dreams, Virginia Beach, VA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 8(supplement 1), July 2015, Retrieved http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR.

Sinyard, A., Gackenbach, J.I., & Hakopdjanian, S.  (2015, June). Relationship between Presence in Virtual Reality Game Play and Dreams. Paper presented at International Association for the Study of Dreams, Virginia Beach, VA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 8(supplement 1), July 2015, Retrieved http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR.

Gahr, S. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2015, June). The relationship between dreaming, self-construals, sex role orientation and media use in Canadians of differing ethnic backgrounds. Paper presented at International Association for the Study of Dreams, Virginia Beach, VA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 8(supplement 1), July 2015, Retrieved http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR.

Ditner, A. Gackenbach, J.I., & Hakopdjanian, S.  (2015, June). Video Game Play and Nightmare Protection Hypothesis: A Cross Cultural Analysis. Poster presented at International Association for the Study of Dreams, Virginia Beach, VA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 8(supplement 1), July 2015, Retrieved http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR.

Gahr, S., Ditner, A., Gackenbach, J.I., & Yue, Y. (2015, June). A Hall and Van de Castle Analysis of Chinese versus Canadian Dreams as a Function of Sex and Video Game Play. Poster presented at International Association for the Study of Dreams, Virginia Beach, VA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 8(supplement 1), July 2015, Retrieved http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR.

Yu, Y., Gackenbach, J.I., & Wei, W. (2015, June). Cross Cultural Analysis of Focus Group Discussions about Media Use and Dreams. Poster presented at International Association for the Study of Dreams, Virginia Beach, VA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, 8(supplement 1), July 2015, Retrieved http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR.

Gackenbach, J.I., Hakopdjanian, S. & Ditner, A. (2015, June). Video Game Play and Nightmare Protection Hypothesis: A Cross Cultural Analysis. Paper presented at the Towards a Science of Consciousness conference, Helsinki, Finland.

Flockhart, C., Gackenbach, J.I., & Ditner, A. (2015, June). Nightmare protection: An experimental inquiry. Paper presented at the Towards a Science of Consciousness conference, Helsinki, Finland.

Sinyard, A., Gackenbach, J.I., Yu, Y. & Hakopdjanian, S. (2015, June). Emerging implications of virtual reality game play on dreams.  Paper presented at the Towards a Science of Consciousness conference, Helsinki, Finland.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2015, May). Culture, Media Use and Dreams: China and Canada. Paper presented at Digital Diversity: Writing, Feminism and Culture, Edmonton, Alberta.

Gackenbach, J.I., Lee, M., Gahr, S. Yu, Y. & Ditner, A. (2014, August). Taiwan and Canada: Self-Construal, Video Game Play and Dreams. Paper presented at Replaying Japan 2014, Edmonton, Alberta.

Boyes, A. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2014, June). Nightmare Protection Hypothesis and Female Gamers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkley, CA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/issue/view/1703.

Flockhart, C. Gackenbach, J.I. & Ditner, A. (2014, June). Video Game Nightmare Protection: An Experimental Inquiry. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkley, CA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/issue/view/1703.

Gackenbach, J.I., Lee, M., Gahr, S. & Yu, Y. (2014, June). The Relationship between Self-Construal, Media Use and Dreams: Taiwan and Canada. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkley, CA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/issue/view/1703.

Gahr, S. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2014, June). Self-Construal, Media Use and Dreams between Canadians of Differing Cultural Backgrounds. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkley, CA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/issue/view/1703.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2014, June). From Lucid to Gaming Dreams: So What Is the Fabric of Reality? (Presentation within symposium “Being Transformed by Lucid Dreaming Research”). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkley, CA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/issue/view/1703.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2014, June). Role of Dreaming in AI-Human Interactions (Presentation within symposium “Machine Dreaming “).Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkley, CA. Abstract published in the International Journal of Dream Research, http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/issue/view/1703.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Boyes, A. (2014, April). Social Media versus Gaming Associations with Typical and Recent Dreams. Poster presented at Towards a Science of Consciousness, Tucson, AZ. Retrieved http://consciousness.arizona.edu/documents/TSC2016_BOOK_of_Abstracts_final.pdf, p. 265.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2013, June). Nightmare protection as motivation to play video games. Paper presented at the preconference of the game studies division of the International Communication Association, London, England.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Boyes, A. (2013, June). Gaming, social media, and typical dreams. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Game Studies Association, Victoria, BC.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Boyes, A. (2013, June). Social media, gaming and typical dreams. Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Dreams: 6, International Journal of Dream Research: Supplement, (pdf). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2013.0.10874

Gackenbach, J.I., Boyes, A., & Gahr, S. (2013, June). Social Media Use vs Video Game Play: Hall and Van de Castle Content Analysis of Dreams. Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Dreams: 6, International Journal of Dream Research: Supplement, (pdf). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2013.0.10874.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Flockhart, C. (2013, June). Nightmare Protection Thesis of Video Game Play in First Responders. Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Dreams: 6, International Journal of Dream Research: Supplement, (pdf). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2013.0.10874

Gackenbach, J.I., Mathewson, K. & Flockhart, C. (2013, June). Gaming, Social Media and Nightmares. Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Dreams: 6, International Journal of Dream Research: Supplement, (pdf). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2013.0.10874

Gackenbach, J.I., Darlington, M. & Ferguson, M. (2012, April). Video Game Play as Nightmare Protection. Paper presented at the biannual Towards a Science of Consciousness conference, Tucson, AZ.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2012, April). Video Game Play and Consciousness. Presentation in the form of a talk and two posters at the biannual Towards a Science of Consciousness conference, Tucson, AZ.

Gackenbach, J.I., Darlington, M., & Ferguson, M. (2012, June). Threat and Central Image in Dreams: Student and Soldier Gamers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I., Ferguson, M., Mathewson, K., & Darlington, M. (2012, June). History of gaming and daily activities as predictors of nightmares. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I., Ferguson, M., Darlington, M., Flockhart, C., Swanson, D. & Ahlswede, S. (2012, June). Experts versus trained dream coders: Does it make a difference? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2012, October). Non-gaming virtual immersion and dreaming. Paper presented at the annual IASD PsiberDreaming online conference. Retreived July 9, 2012 from http://www.asdreams.org/idx_psiberdreaming.htm.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2011, Feb.). Video Game Play as Nightmare Protection. Paper presented at the annual Game Developers Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2011, May). Video Game Play as Nightmare Protection: A Preliminary Inquiry on Military Gamers. Paper presented at the annual Games for Health Conference, Boston, MA.

Gackenbach, J.I., Hall, C. & Ellerman, E. (2011, June). Video Game Play as Nightmare Protection: A Preliminary Inquiry on Military Gamers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, The Netherlands.

Swanston, D. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2011, June). Morning After Dreams of Video Game Play versus Meditation/Prayer. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, The Netherlands.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2011, Sept.). A Brief Overview of Lucid Dreaming Psychological Research. Paper presented at the annual Psiber Dreaming Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, online.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Hunt, H. (2010, April). Video Game Play and Lucid Dreaming as Socially Constructed Meditative Absorption. Paper presented at the biannual meeting entitled “Toward a Science of Consciousness” sponsored by the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Bown, J. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2010, April). Mindfulness and Video Game Play: A Preliminary Inquiry. Poster presented at the biannual meeting entitled “Toward a Science of Consciousness” sponsored by the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2010, May). Dreams and Video Game Play. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Game Studies Association, Montreal.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2010, June). Why are video game players’ dreams important for understanding dreams? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Ashville, North Carolina.

Gackenbach, J.I., Masiuk, K. & Sample, T. (2010, June). Long Term Online Dream Diary of an OCD Individual. Paper presented as part of a symposium Research into the Dreams of Several Clinical Groups, at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Ashville, North Carolina.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2010, June). Dream Use in Various Courses to Various Cultural Groups. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Ashville, North Carolina.

Rosie, M., Gackenbach, J.I., Bown, J. & Sample, T. (2010, June). Dream Incorporation of Video Game Play: Interactivity, Fidelity and Presence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Ashville, North Carolina.

Gackenbach, J.I., Sample, T., Mandel, G., Tomashewsky, M., Kuchinsky, M. & Masliuk, K.  (2010, June). Dream and Blog Content Analysis of a Video Gamers Long Term Diary. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Ashville, North Carolina.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2010, Sept.). Video Game Play and Dreams: What are the Important Questions? Paper presented at the annual Psiber Dreaming Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, online at http://asdreams.org/psi2010/presenters.htm, Sept-Oct.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Rosie, M. (2009, May). Cognitive Evaluation of Video Games: Players Perceptions. Poster presented at Future Play 2009, Vancouver, BC.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2009, June). Dreams and Video Game Play. Planary Session paper presented at Toward a Science of Consciousness : Investigating Inner Experience – Brain, Mind, Technology, Hong Kong, China

Dopko, R., Gackenbach, J.I., Bown, J., Le, H. & Rosie, M. (2009, June). Video Game Play, Dream Bizarreness and Creativity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Chicago, ILL.

Le, H. & Gackenbach, J. (2009, June). Nightmares of Video Game Players: What do They Look Like? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Chicago, ILL.

Gackenbach, J.I., Kuruvilla, B. & Le, H. (2009, June). A Further Exploration of the Lucidity-Gamer Association. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Chicago, ILL.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Dopko, R. (2009, June). An Exploration of the Conditional Model of Socialization Effects of Media on Dream Content. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Chicago, ILL.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Kuruvilla, B. (2008, April). Dreams and Electronic Media: Current Status. Paper presented at the biannual meeting entitled “Toward a Science of Consciousness” sponsored by the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Olischefski, J. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2008, April). Individual Differences in Video Game Play and Presence. Poster presented at the biannual meeting entitled “Toward a Science of Consciousness” sponsored by the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2008, June). Video Games Effects on Consciousness: Lucid Dreaming and More. Paper presented at the Media, Spiritualities and Social Change conference sponsored by the Center for Media, Religion and Culture, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado, Boulder

Kuruvilla, B. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2008, July). Threat Simulation Theory and Video Game Play. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Montreal, Quebec.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Kuruvilla, B. (2008, July). Video Game Play and Dream Bizarreness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Montreal, Quebec.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Kuruvilla, B. (2008, July). Hall and VandeCastle Content Analysis of Video Game Players Dreams. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Montreal, Quebec.

Gackenbach, J.I., Zederayko, A. Kuruvilla, B. & Olischefski, J. (2007, June). High End Video Game Players Play Experience and Dreams. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Sonamo, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Kuruvilla, B. (2007, June). Dreams and Media Use. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Sonoma, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2007, June). Absorption, Dreams, and Media Exposure. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Sonoma, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2007, May). The Relationship Between Video Game Flow and Structure. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communications Association, San Francisco, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2007, April). Video Game Play Effects on Consciousness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Calgary, AB.

Gackenbach, J.I., Matty, I., Kuruvilla, B., Zederayko, A.,  Olischefski, J. & Samaha, A.N. (2007, November). Video Game Play: Effects on Nighttime Dreams. Paper presented at FuturePlay 2007, Toronto, Ontario.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2006, April). The relationship of video game play to dreams and other related consciousness forms. Paper presented at the biannual meeting entitled “Toward a Science of Consciousness” sponsored by the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2006, May). Video game play: Upsides, downsides and implications for educators. Lecture presented at the annual conference of the Alberta Colleges and Institutes Faculties Association, Jasper, AB.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2006, June). Video game structure preferences, flow, and dreams. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Boston, MA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2006, October). The Relationship Between Video Game Flow and Structure. Poster presented at FuturePlay 2006, London, Ontario.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2005, June). Video Game Play & Dreams: A Replication & Extension. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. & vonStackelberg, H. (2005, June). The psychology of electronic media use: From internet to video game play. Paper presented at NAIT’s Interface 2005, Edmonton, Alberta.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2005, November). Video game play: Implications for teachers, students and parents. Paper presented at the McGraw-Hill Ryerson Blended Learning: Situations and Solutions conference, Edmonton, Alberta.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2004, September). Nonlocal consciousness. Paper presented at a symposium honoring the work of Harry Hunt at Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2004, June). The Psychology of Internet Use:  Applications for Students and Faculty. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Alberta Colleges & Institutes Faculties Association, Jasper, Alberta.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2004, September). Nonlocal consciousness. Paper presented at a special conference honoring the work of Harry Hunt at Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2002, August). Discussant on a symposium on online counseling. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL

Gackenbach, J.I. (2000, June). Psychology of Internet Use. Paper presented at Interface 2000, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Cox, Ruth, Lukoff, David, & Gackenbach, J.I. (2000, August). Consciousness, spirit and the Internet. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, Vancouver, BC.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1999, July). Dreams on the Internet: Psychology of the Internet. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Santa Cruz, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (Chair), David Lukoff, Stanley Krippner, Lynn Mason and Eugene Taylor (1999, August).Teaching consciousness development at the post secondary level. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1999, July). Video game play and the development of consciousness as measured by some dream experiences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Santa Cruz, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1999, July). Images and stories of dreamwork with the Cree. General Event presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Santa Cruz, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Preston, J. (1998, April). Video Game Play and the Development of Consciousness. Poster presented at the third biannual meeting of the Science of Consciousness, University of Arizona, Arizona.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1998, May). Empirical Analysis Of The Use Of Electronic Bulletin Boards and E-mail Supplementing Face To Face Teaching in Three Psychology Classes. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Distance Education, Banff, Alberta.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1998, April). Consciousness and the central Alberta Cree: Observations on the importance of dream states. Paper presented at the biannual meeting entitled “Toward a Science of Consciousness” sponsored by the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Gackenbach, J.I. (Chair), David Lukoff, Ruth Cox, John Herbert, and Charles Tart (1998, August). Transpersonal Implications of the Internet. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. & King, Storm (1998, August). Clinical Implications of Internet Use. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco. http://www.apa.org/convention/workshops/workshop_list.html#148

Gackenbach, J.I. (1997, August). Internet use: Clinical implications. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1997, June). Assignment responses as a function of on-line versus classroom presentations of a course on dreams. Paper presented at the annual meeting of ED-MEDIA/ED-TELECOM sponsored by the Society for Computers in Education, Calgary, Alberta.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1997, August). Religious beliefs and trauma among the Cree: a case study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1997, June). Dying visions of a Cree woman: Dreams, hallucinations or the spiritworld? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Ashville, North Carolina.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1997, June). Detachment and lucidity: Related? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Ashville, North Carolina.

Woodman, P. & Gackenbach, J.I. (1996, July). Spirituality and dreams: A blend of Native and Christian traditions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, Calif.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1996, July). ASD’s home page. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, Calif.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1996, July). Writing a dream class for the World Wide Web. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, Calif.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1996, October). Teaching psychological sensitive material on-line. Paper to be presented at WebNet ’96 sponsored by the Society for Computers in Education, Toronto, Ontario.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1996, July). Cree, Navajo, and Euro-North American perspecitives on dreams and death. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, CA.

Gackenbach, J., Allen, N., Barth, M., Blades, M., Boorse, S., Corcoran, C., Davidson, D., Dunkle, A., Elliott, E., Engel, L., Gordash, B., Gupta, A., Hewitt, R., Hillman, C., Hink, V., Jansen, V., Lee, B., Listener, W., Mastel, J., Morrison, K., Nelson, C., Owen, W., Robinson, D., Shouldice, J., Taeger, A., Tiller, B. Witwer, S. & Woodman, P. (1995, June). The dream diary of a Catholic monk priest: Otherworldly origins or personal angst?  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, New York City.

Gackenbach, J. & Kuiken, D. (1995, June). Transpersonal and personal realizations in dreams: Native and non-native differences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, New York City.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1994, October). Interpreting your dreams. Paper presented at the University of Alberta’s Super Saturday, Edmonton, Alberta.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1993, June). From lucid to witnessing dreams: Signs of self development in sleep. Paper presented at a symposium entitled “Consciousness in sleep: Implications for higher states of consciousness” at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Santa Fe, NM.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1993, June). Reflections on dreamwork with central Alberta Cree.  Paper presented at a symposium entitled “Culture, color, dreams: (From) the other side of the rainbow” at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Santa Fe, NM.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1993, June). Member of a panel entitled ASD past-presidents panel at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Santa Fe, NM.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1993, August). From lucid to witnessing dreams: Signs of self development in sleep. Paper presented at a symposium entitled “Widening perspectives in studies of consciousness” at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Gackenbach, J.I. (June, 1992). Relationship between pure consciousness, OBE’s, NDE’s and lucidity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Lucidity Association, University of Calif., Santa Cruz.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Prince, W. (June, 1992). Dreams and autobiographical experiences from Alberta natives and nonnatives. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, University of Calif., Santa Cruz.

Gackenbach, J.I., Andrew, C., Marean, M., Massimo, L., Worth, M., Burnstad, L., Hemingson, A., Mayan, M., Zhang, X., Crump, H., Lee-chan, T., Owen, M., & Percy, F. (June, 1992). From OBE to lucid to nonlucid: A qualitative dream diary analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, University of Calif., Santa Cruz.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1992, June). Member of a panel entitled Lucid dreaming, lucid waking. at the annual meeting of the Lucidity Association, University of Calif., Santa Cruz.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1992, June). Member with Sylvia Greenaway of a panel entitled Dreamwork with central Alberta Cree at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, University of Calif., Santa Cruz.

Gackenbach, J.I., Cranson, R. & Alexander, C. (June, 1991). The relationship between lucid dreaming and witnessing dreaming. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Charlottesville, VA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (June, 1991). A developmental perspective on Canadian aboriginal lucid dreams and some transpersonal states. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Lucidity Association, Charlottesville, VA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1990, June). Content and context of intensified dreams. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Chicago.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1990, July). A comparison and commentary on three transpersonal models of human development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Lucidity Association, Chicago.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1990, June). Member of a panel entitled Should You Control Your Dreams? held at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Chicago.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1990, July). Member and chair of a panel entitled Is Lucid Dreaming Related to Higher States of Consciousness? at the annual meeting of the Lucidity Association, Chicago.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1990, July). Member and chair of a panel entitled TM Research and Theory: Current Status at the annual meeting of the Lucidity Association, Chicago.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1989, April). Clinical implications of lucid dreaming. Paper presented at a symposium on working clinically with dreams at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1988, July). The potential of lucid dreaming for bodily healing. Paper presented at the Lucid Dreaming Satellite Symposium of the annual meeting of the Association the Study of Dreams, Santa Cruz, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1988, July). Is lucid dreaming naturally female? Paper presented at a symposium entitled “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Dreams” at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Santa Cruz, CA.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1988, July). Member of a panel discussion entitled Clinical and Spiritual Implication of Lucid Dreaming as part of a symposium on lucid dreaming held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Santa Cruz, CA

Gackenbach, J. I. (1987, April). Lucid dreams and nightmares. A paper presented during a symposium on nightmares (which I chaired) at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Arlington,

Gackenbach, J. I., Moorecroft, W., Alexander, C. & LaBerge, S. (1987, July). Physiological correlates of “Consciousness” during sleep in a single practioneer. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the 5th International Congress of Sleep Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Gackenbach, J. I., Moorecroft, W., Alexander, C. & LaBerge, S. (1987, June). “Consciousness” during sleep in a TM practioneer: Heart rate, respiration and eye movement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Arlington, VA.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1987, June). Manifest content analysis of laboratory collected lucid and nonlucid dreams. Paper presented at the Lucid Dreaming Satellite Symposium of the annual meeting of the Association the Study of Dreams, Arlington, VA.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1987, August). Speculations on healing with the lucid dream. Paper presented at a symposium I chaired, “Dreams: Clinical Implications”, at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York City.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1986, June). A review of the relative manifest content of lucid versus nonlucid dreams. A poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Ottawa, Canada.

Gackenbach, J. I., Cranson, R., & Alexander, C. N. (1986, June). Lucid dreaming, witnessing dreaming, and the Transcendental Meditation technique: A developmental relationship. A poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Ottawa, Canada.

. Gackenbach, J. I. (1985, March). Lucid dreaming abilities related to imagery experiences and skills. Paper presented for a symposium which I chaired entitled, “Cognitive Psychology and Dreaming”, at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1985, June). The content analysis of lucid vs. nonlucid dreams using the Hall and Van de Castle system. Paper presented at Lucid Dreaming Preconvention Symposium prior to the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1985, June). Personality characteristics associated with the dream ability: Fact or fiction. Paper presented at the Lucid Dreaming Preconvention Symposium prior to the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1985, June). Editing and publishing about dreams: Problems and issues — A panel discussion. Chair of panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1985, July). Perceptual and imagination  characteristics of individuals who frequently experience dream lucidity. Paper presented at a preconvention dream symposium prior to the annual meeting of the Sleep Research Society, Seattle.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1985, June). Eye movement direction and the lucid dreaming ability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1984, April). Lucid dreams, Induction and content. Chair of a symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1984, June). Individual differences associated with lucid dreaming. Paper presented for a symposium on lucid dreaming at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, San Francisco.

Snyder, T. J., Gackenbach, J. I., & Bamford, C. (1983, May). Directional drawing preferences of the right and left hands of right- and left- handers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.

Gackenbach, J. I., Curren, R. & Cutler, G. (1983, June). Pre-sleep determinants and post-sleep results of lucid versus vivid dreams. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery, Vancouver.

Gackenbach, J. I., Curren, R., LaBerge, S., Davidson, D. & Maxwell, P. (1983, June). Intelligence, creativity and personality differences between individuals who vary in self-reported lucid dreaming frequency. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Study of Mental Imagery, Vancouver.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1982, August). Lucid dreaming: Waking consciousness occurring during the dream. Chair of symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1982, August). Dream lucidity: A consideration of individual differences and dream content. Paper presented for a symposium on lucid dreaming at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Snyder, T. J., Gackenbach, J. I., Vognesen, E., & Esbeck, S. (1982, May). Sex differences, cerebral organization, and spatial ability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Minneapolis.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Schillig, B. (1982, June). Lucid dreams: The content of waking consciousness occurring during the dream. Paper presented at Dream Day 2 during the annual meeting of the Association for the Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, San Antonio.

Gackenbach, J. I., Sachua, D., & Rokes, L. (1982, June). Vestibular sensitivity and dynamic and static motor balance as a function of sex and lucid dreaming frequency. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Association for the Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, San Antonio.

Snyder, T. J. & Gackenbach, J. I. (1982, August). Key to sex differences in spatial ability: Vision or movement? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Davis, B. (1981, April). Males psychological and physiological responses to aggression as a function of sex role attitude and sex of experimenter. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York City.

Saul, J. & Gackenbach, J. I. (1981, April). Sex role attitude and identity as predictors of sex role related learning rate in males. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York City.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Toth, G. (1981, April). Collegiate swimmers: Sex differences in self-reported and physiological stress indices. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Detroit.

Gackenbach, J. I., Snyder, T. J., McKelvey, K., McWilliams, C., George, E. & Rodenelli, B. (1981, June). Lucid dreaming: Individual differences perception. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1981, June). Lucid dreaming: Individual differences in personal characteristics. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Association for the Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Snyder, T. J. & Gackenbach, J. I. (1981, June). Cerebral organization and lucid dreaming. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1981, October). Research on the well-meaning liberal male. Paper presented for a symposium on women and power at the annual meeting of the Midwest Regional Women’s Studies Association, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1980, April). The relationship of personality variables to lucid dreaming. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Hartford, Connecticut.

Saxton, C. & Gackenbach, J. I. (1980, April). Liking and social desirability of first names as a function of sex and frequency. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Hartford, Connecticut.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Taylor, M. (1980, September). Androgynous and undifferentiated differences in attributions of female success. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Montreal.

Gackenbach, J. I., Spiro, M., Alexander, D. & Secco, R. (1980, September). Well-meaning liberal male: Typical hypocrite or uncomfortable alien. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Montreal.

Spiro, M., Alexander, D., Gackenbach, J. I. & Auerbach, S. M. (1978, Spring). The well-meaning liberal male: Typical hypocrite or dissonant guy. Program of research presented as a Program Report at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta.

Alexander, D. & Gackenbach, J. I. (1977, April). The effects of unipolar sex role identities and situational determinants on components of fear of success. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Miami, Florida.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Auerbach, S. M. (1977, April). Effects of person and situational variables on sex discriminatory behavior in the organizational setting. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Miami, Florida.

Gackenbach, J. I. (1977, April). Well-meaning liberal male. Presented bimonthly social psychological colloquia at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Auerbach, S. M. (1976, March). Attitudinal and behavioral inconsistencies of black women towards the women’s liberation movement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans.

Auerbach, S. M., Kilman, P. R., Gackenbach, J. I., & Julian, A. (1976, October). Effects of group composition on males’ attitudinal and affective response to a pro-feminist group experience. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Psychological Association, Myrtle Beach.

Auerbach, S. M. & Gackenbach, J. I. (1974, September). The effects of individual differences in sexism and sex on learning of nonsense syllables paired with pictured situations differing in sex-role appropriateness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, September.

  1. Service

  2. Committees
    1. Universities
  • MacEwan University:

Ethics committee member 2012 – 2018

International Networking Group on Research – 2016

International committee, CAFÉ, 2014-15

Year in China Working Group through CAFE – 2014-2015

Sabbatical Leave Committee 2013-2015

Department Titling Committee 2013

Undergraduate Student Research Initiative grant award committee 2013

MacEwan Road Show – 2012

MacEwan Student Journal Committee – 2011-2014

Department of Psychology Newsletter Editor – 2011-2014

Department of Psychology Speakers Committee – 2011 – 2013

Research Ethics Appeal Board, 2005-2010

Colloquia Series Coordinator 2008-2009

Member of Faculty Web Pages Committee 2008-2009

Mass testing coordinator for Department of Psychology 2006-2007

Student Success Committee, 2006-2008

Library Committee, 2004-2007

Introductory Psychology Book Selection Committee, 2003/2004 & 2006/2007

  • University of Northern Iowa:

Member of the Institutional Review Board, 1983-1987

Member of Department of Psychology Graduate Committee, 1984-1987

Member and secretary of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Executive Council, 1982-1985

Member of Department Human Subjects Committee, 1980-1981

  • Clarion State College (now University):

Chairwoman of Faculty Senate Subcommittee on Student Activities,1979-1980; Member 1978-1979

Member of conduct board, 1979-1980

Chairwoman of the Departmental Public Relations Committee, 1978-1980

Psi Chi Advisor, 1978-1980

  1. Professional Societies
  • International Association for the Study of Dreams:

Member of research track conference program evaluation committee 2012-current

Member of the Grant Evaluation Committee – 2011-current

Member of Research Committee – 2009- current

Chair, Poster committee for 2010 conference, 2009-2010

Program committee, 2007-08

Associate Editor journal, Dreaming, 1998-1999

Web Master for ASD Home Page 1995-1997

Member, Board of Directors 1984-1991

Member, Executive Committee, 1985-1991

Member, Nominations Committee, 1984-1988

President, 1988-1989

Chair, Editorial Committee, 1984-1989

Member, Budget Committee, 1985-1986

Chair, Program Committee for annual conference, 1984-1985, & 10th Anniversary meeting 1993

Newsletter editor, 1984-1988

  • Lucidity Association:

Managing Director, 1981- 1993

Member, Steering Committee, 1986-1993. (chair, 1987-1988)

Co-chair, Program & Host Committees for annual symposia, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991

Senior Editor, semiannual newsletter/journal Lucidity Letter, 1981-1990

  1. Service Related On-line Activities
  2. Online course for the International Association for the Study of Dreams (http://iasdreamcourses.org/) based on a lecture given in Poland on dreams of video game players, Jan. 2015).
  3. Online course based on a symposium at International Association for the Study of Dreams 2015 meeting entitled Dreams and Gaming: Further Explorations of Nightmare Protection, Culture, and Presence. (http://iasdreamcourses.org/)
  4. Continue to maintain a blog and website at MacEwan University discussing my research into video game play and highlighting our video game research laboratory: http://academic.macewan.ca/gackenbachj/
  5. I was the web master of special interest site, Spiritwatch,, where academic papers were posted dealing with the development of consciousness. All past issues of a newsletter/journal I edited, Lucidity Letter, were also available at this site and are now available at MacEwan Universities library site (https://journals.macewan.ca/lucidity/home). This website averaged 500 unique visits a month from around the world.
  6. From 1998-1999 I was the project manager for $30,000 grant from AU/GMU coordinating mounting two Communication Studies courses online which I wrote for AU. I hired and coordinated the activities of two programmers and a graphic designer in conjunction with the infrastructure at AU in mounting two communication courses (CMNS 321 and CMNS 421).
  7. Created and managed/managing web sites and bulletin boards for students enrolled in a variety of face to face college classes. Started doing this in early 1997 at Augustana University College. I have used Blackboard, WEBCT and Moodle to supplement courses both face to face and online.
  8. Workshops/Panels
    1. Member of a faculty panel for the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ) at MacEwan on mentoring student research assistants, Nov. 5, 2014
    2. Facilitator: I have conducted numerous short courses and workshops primarily on dreams and consciousness in sleep. Here is a partial list of organizations/agencies for whom I have given talks/workshops on dreams and consciousness:
  1. I have also given workshops on the psychology of Internet use. These include:

Gackenbach, J.I. (1997, August). Internet use: Clinical implications. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago.

Gackenbach, J.I. & King, Storm (1998, August). Clinical Implications of Internet Use. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.

Gackenbach, J.I. (1998, May). The Psychology of Internet Use. Workshop presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Distance Education, Banff, Alberta.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2001, August). Virtual Reality as Anomalous Experience. Annual meeting of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

  1. Coordinator: I have planned and coordinated conferences and workshops both in the US and Canada. This has been in conjunction with my former academic position at the University of Northern Iowa and as a prime mover in the development of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and the Lucidity Association. Shortly after immigrating to Canada I was a workshop coordinator for both the Developmental Disabilities Center at the University of Alberta and the Marketing and Communications Department at Athabasca University.
  2. Media
    1. General media Interviews:

2020, June 23 interview with Vincent Manilève of Stories magazine for Ubisoft in France.

2019, Sept 19 interview with David Silverberg for UploadVR

2019, July 4 podcast interview with Liam McClintock  for his FitMind podcase https://www.fitmind.co/podcast live Sept 11, 2019

2019, June 6 Denise Mann from Bottom Line Health.

2019, May – Globe and Mail interview

2018, Nov. 13 Shayna Rusticus, PhD asked me to give her bio statement and picture for inclusion in a Canadian version of a research methods book being redone for Canada by Oxford University press.

2018, July 13 article where I was interviewed by Sean McGeady came out in Kotatu at http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2018/07/13/friday-the-13th-uses-the-power-of-dreams-to-craft-a-nightmare

2018, June 23 article where I was interviewed by Louise Matsakis came out on Wired Online at https://www.wired.com/story/do-you-dream-in-internet-dont-freak-out/

2017, April 18 interveiwed for a German publication by Achim Fehrenbach, it appeared in German in http://www.zeit.de/digital/games/2017-04/little-nightmares-traeume-games.

2017, March 29 interviewed for Game Informer by Suriel Vazquez.

2017, March 22 interviewed for MacEwan student paper by Lucas Provencher.

2016, Oct 27 interviewed for Lucid Sage podcast by Jay Mutzafi.

2016, Sept 29 email interview with Bruno Romani of  Galileu, one of the largest science magazines in Brazil. http://revistagalileu.globo.com/busca?q=Gackenbach

2016, Sept 29 phone interview with Cari Romm for an  article on dream journals for New York Magazine. http://nymag.com/search.html?q=Gackenbach

2016, Sept 28 phone interview with Michael Schulson for an article for New York Magazine on VR and gaming and dreams. Appeared on Oct 13 at nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/10/these-strange-gadgets-claim-to-teach-you-how-to-lucid-dream.html.

2016, Sept 26 email interview with Talissa De Angilis Azevedo Monteiro of Veja, a Brazilian magazine, on VR and gaming and dreams.

2016, Aug. 28 phone interview with Elizabeth Rosen for The Atlantic’s Science section. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/09/virtual-reality-may-help-you-control-your-dreams/500156.

2016, Aug. 18 phone interview with William DiNovi a free lance science writer.

2016, April 23 phone interview with Kindra Pring, Senior writer for TechRaptor.net about honor’s students thesis that recently came out in Dreaming.

2015, Oct 7 email interview for Van Winkle’s an online website about lucid dreaming with writer Timothy J. Baker. Published May 6th at https://vanwinkles.com/how-virtual-reality-will-shape-our-dreams

2015, Sept. 28 story on our work for a Finish online magazine Prisma: Science appeared at: http://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2015/09/25/auttaako-pelaaminen-painajaisen-hirviota-vastaan

2015, Aug 11 got questions from Kari Paananen who does a popular science show for Finish TV about my research into nightmare protection thesis and gaming which I answered

2015, July 13 online article for problems with lucid dreaming for a sleep website by Jake Rossen

2015, June 23 online article on research by Ben Guarino at https://www.inverse.com/article/3852-video-games-can-teach-you-to-win-your-dreams

2015, June 16 online interview with John Brandon for a feature article on dreams and gaming for https://vanwinkles.com/.

2015, April 30 interview with Joe Rosenberg of NPR radio show Snap Judgement.

2015, January interview with CBC Edmonton radio interview included two students from my lab Ann Sinyard and Alison Ditner.

2014, November interview with reporter from MacEwan’s the Griff on dreaming.

2014, August interview with Erin Ottosen regarding an article on my research in the Athabasca University print magazine.

2014, June 2 interview with  Ben Svetkey for Details magazine

2014, March 25 fact checker for Readers Digest talk as they  have picked up article in The Verge and is to appear in the June issue of Readers Digest

2014, March 11 radio interview with  ‘Up All Night’ programme here at Radio 5, one of the BBC’s national speech stations

2014, Feb 28 Kyle Hilliard editor of Game Informer Magazine interview.

2014, Feb 12 Cilene Pereira. journalist from Brazil. for a weekly magazine called Istoe (www.istoe.com.br), interview on lucid dreaming

2014, Feb Simone de Rochefort, a journalist with pixelkin.org. Pixelkin is a new website for families who play video games together article on games and dreams

2014, Feb 10 online article pixelkin.org. http://www.pixelkin.org/2014/02/08/want-control-over-your-dreams-try-gaming/

2014, Jan 29 newspaper Correio Braziliense interview with Roberta Machado

2014, Jan 15  Katie Drummond, science editor at The Verge

2013 – Sept 3, 2013 interview by Dorian Rolstron for online magazine “Matter” on lucid dreaming history

Interview with post papers editor came out in various newspapers

Spanish magazine interview El Duende

  1. Podcasts (N=40): Webtalkradio.net radio show: Launched a biweekly talk radio show through Matrix Media on video games called Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? It is now housed at Athabasca University (http://elab.athabascau.ca/podcasts/vgp/index)

March, 2011 – Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – FYI

March, 2011 – Biting the Bullet: Does Playing Violent Games Cause Aggression? It Depends

April, 2011 – Video Game Play and Relaxation?

April, 2011 – Addiction vs. Play

May, 2011- Video Game Play and Meditation, Spirituality and Dreams?

May, 2011 – Games for Health: Avatars

June, 2011 – Simulation or Game: PTSD Training Game

June, 2011 – Gamification. Community Involvement Made Fun by Applying Video Game Play Mechanics

July, 2011 – Exergaming

July, 2011 – Children, Media and Video Games – A First Look

Aug. 1, 2011 – Translations to Reality: Interview with a Psychologist who is a Serious Gamer

Aug. 15, 2011 – Angelica Ortiz de Gortari, Nottingham Trent University – Game Transfer Phenomena

Sept 5, 2011 – Mia Consalvo, Concordia University – Big Fish games research on casual gaming

Sept 19, 2011 – Jesper Juul, New York University – the Casual Revolution

Oct 3, 2011 – Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology – cooperation/constructive and educationalimplications

Oct 17, 2011 – Jose Zagal, DePaul University – teaching about video games

Nov 7, 2011 – Evelyn Ellerman, Athabasca University – role of gaming in Communication Studies field

Nov 21, 2011 – Sandy Rosenberg, Media Research Associates – media consultant’s view of gaming in society

Dec 5, 2011 – Patrick Markey, Villanova University – personality as predictor of aggression from gaming

Dec 19, 2011 – Barry Grant, Brock University – horror in media and in games

Jan 2, 2012 – Jeremy Hsu, Innovation News Daily – gaming in the military

Jan 16, 2012

Walter Boot, Florida State University – attention, memory and executive control – Interview set up but not done

Feb. 1, 2012 – Bill Ferguson – New journal Games for Health

Feb. 13, 2012 – Beth Coleman – Avatars

Mar 5, 2012 – Popcap Games

Mar 19, 2012 – Mindbloom

April 2, 2012 – William Gibbons – Video Game Music

April 16, 2012 – John Sharp, Savannah College of Art and Design  – Secret (Art) History of Games”

May 28, 2012 – Consciousness and the Avatar

June 18, 2012 –  Transitioning between real and virtual

July 16, 2012 – A senior artists view of computers

August 12, 2012 – Culture-jamming activists in video games

September 16, 2012 –  Women in Gaming

October 15, 2012 – Video game technology supporting the elderly

November 19, 2012 –  What is a gamer identity or gamer culture?

December 17, 2012 –  Video Games Let You Be All You Can Be

January 13, 2013 –  Problem Video Game Play and Genre

February 11, 2013 – Family Life and Video Game Play

March 15, 2013 – Violence and Video Game Play Revisited

  1. I have been interviewed by various news agencies about my research into gaming and dreams with additional stories picked up from these primary interviews. In the last few years of my full time employment these numbered over 100 and included magazines, newspapers, and news agencies such as New Scientist Magazine, Bottom Line Women’s Health, LiveScience, XBox Magazine, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun as well as both Edmonton papers. Online news agencies such as MSNBC, Yahoo news and Canwest covered this research. There was also international coverage with interviews from journalists in England, Australia, Brazil and the Netherlands. Radio and television coverage of my work has included, BBC London, CBC Edmonton and Calgary, and Global TV. I was also interviewed for two documentaries on dreams. One interview was part of a documentary to accompany the DVD release of Christopher Nolan’s movie “Inception” and the other one was part of a 15 part series on dreams to be distributed to health professionals.
  2. Professional Society Memberships

International Association for the Study of Dreams (see committees & offices above)

American Psychological Association

Canadian Game Studies Association

  1. Guest Lectures (non-academic groups)
  2. International Reach:

March 15, 2012 participated in the AACTI CAP TALKS interviews, through Research office.

Invited address on lucid dreaming for the Rubin Museaum of Art, New York City, NY. April, 2011.

Invited to present a talk, Inappropriate Internet Use: From Problems to Addiction, to Health Services representatives in a cooperative meeting of intelligence agencies from Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand, and England, The Countermeasures Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, June, 2002.

Invited to present a talk on consciousness in sleep by the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., at a lecture series entitled The Brain and Consciousness: Frontier of the 21st Century, May 19, 1994.

Invited to present work on lucid dreaming at Mind & Life VI Conversations with the Tibetan Dalai Lama, topic of meeting was Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying, Dharamsala, India, Oct., 1992.

  1. Local/Alberta Reach:

Talk to SoTL Fellows at CAFÉ at MacEwan University on qualitative analysis using dream content analysis, March 17, 2017.

Talk at MacEwan to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellows on dream content analysis, March 17, 2017.

Presenter at Science of Gaming Outreach event at Telus Science Center, Jan 18, 2017.

Guest panelist at Animethon annual meeting, MacEwan City Centre Campus, Aug. 8, 2015.

Guest lecture for two students at Avonmore School in Edmonton about video game play, May 27, 2015.

Guest Lecture for Research services talking about doing research with students, Nov 5, 2014.

Guest Lecture for Diane Symbaluk’s class on qualitative methods, March 2014

Guest lecture at Computer Scientist group, May 3, 2012

MacEwan Roadshow presentation, Victoria Composite High School, April 17-18, 2012

April 15, 2012 invited to address LogiCON, a two-day event hosted by the Telus World of Science – Edmonton.

Guest lecture for video game course at UofA for Vadim Bulitko, March 27, 2012

Presentation at the MacEwan research showcase, March 9, 2012

MacEwan Roadshow presentation, Strathcona Composite High School, Feb 23 & 24, 2012

Guest lecture on qualitative methods at class meeting of Diane Symbalick’s class, Jan. 2012.

Faculty Commons talk at MacEwan – Feb 3, 2012

Invited address at Pure Spec Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, November, 2011

Keynote speaker, for the 6th annual YWCA Women’s Escape Weekend, Jasper, Alberta, October 1992, Healing with Dreams.

Invited address for the Alberta Health Record Association Convention on Expand Your Horizons in Edmonton, Alberta, April 19, 1991 entitled Dream Analysis.

Invited Address for the YWCA’s Women in Management: Pursuing Excellence conference, Edmonton, Alberta, November, 1990, Unlock Your Inner Life Through Dreams.

  1. Articles (popular consumption) (N=13)

Gackenbach, J.I., Anson, M., Mosley, E., Sinyard, A. & Snyder, T. (2016, Spring). A Rift in Reality: Exploring the Oculus Rift’s Effect on Dream and Waking Realities. Dreamtime, 8-10.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2013, April). Interview with editor of Society for Consciousness Studies newsletter about my book “Video Game Play and Consciousness”.

Wrote a summary of the contribution of Fariba Bozaran as an artist in dream science for a one woman show she is currently having at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco, CA (April, 2013).

Gackenbach, J.I. (2013). Why might people who play a lot of video games be less scared in their nightmares? Science + Religion Today. Retreived March 22, 2013 from http://www.scienceandreligiontoday.com/2013/02/27/why-might-people-who-play-a-lot-of-video-games-be-less-scared-in-their-nightmares/.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2003). Crow Woman a dream messenger. Dreamtime, 13(2), Retrieved from http://www.asdreams.org/magazine/articles/gackenback_13-2.htm.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2000). The Internet and Consciousness. APA’s Monitor on Psychology. 31(4). (http://www.apa.org/monitor/apr00/sp.html)

Gackenbach, J.I. (1990, June). How to use your dreams to be an even better you. Bottom Line: Personal, 11(11), 8.

Blackmore, S., Gackenbach, J.I., & Metzinger, T. (1990). Luzide, luzide — Drei aufgeweekte klartraumer im gesprach. Geist, Gehirn, Gedankenwelten, 79-81.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Bosveld, J. (1989, November). Twilight zones. OMNI, 12(2), 74-79, 1 10- 1 12.

Gackenbach, J.I. & Bosveld, J. (1989, October). Taking control of your dreams. Psychology Today, 27-32.

LaBerge, S., & Gackenbach, J. I. (1987, April). Power trips: Control your dreams. OMNI, 9(7),1-4.

Gackenbach, J. I. & Auerbach, S. M. (1980). On-the-job sex discrimination. Business, 30 (1), 24-30.

Gackenbach, J. I., Burke, M., & Auerbach, S. M. (1976). “Women in business” seminar: Exploring an approach to change in sex-role awareness. Atlanta Economic Review, 26, 32-37.

  1. Reviewer (N=87), some of these are multiple reviews for a conference or grant)

Reviewed “Cancer patients’ meaning making regarding their dreams: A study among cancer patients in Malaysia” for Dreaming, Oct 19, 2019.

Reviewed “Exploring differences among video gamers awith and without despression: Contrasting emotion regulation and mindfulness” for Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Sept. 26, 2019.

Reviewed Social Media, Dreaming, and Personality – An Online Study, for Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, July 16, 2019.

Reviewed A Cognitive Analysis of Role-Playing Game Immersion: Developing an Integrated Model for Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, July 16, 2019.

Reviewed “Dormio: An Interactive System to Direct Hypnagogic Dreams” for SigCHI, Feb. 25, 2019.

Reviewed 12 poster submissions to 2019 IASD meeting in The Netherlands, Feb. 21, 2019.

Reviewed “Lucid Existenz During Dreaming” for International Journal of Dream Research, Jan 9, 2019.

Reviewed about 20 abstracts for the research and theory tracks for the 2019 IASD meeting, Jan. 2019.

Reviewed “The Gamers, the Dreamers and Wiis: Relationships between Video Game Play Factors and Lucid and Control Dreaming Experiences”, for Dreaming, Oct. 23, 2018.

Reviewed “Can learning to lucid dream promote personal growth?”, for Dreaming, Aug 6, 2018.

Reviewed “Measuring attitudes towards lucid dreams: A six-item scale”, for Dreaming, July 4, 2018.

Reviewed “The relationship between lucid dream frequency and sleep quality: Two cross-sectional studies”, for International Journal of Dream Research, June 25, 2018.

Reviewed “Media dreaming and media consumption – An online study”, for International Journal of Dream Research, June 12, 2018.

Reviewed “Virtual reality-enabled treatment of nightmares” for Dreaming, March 16, 2018.

Reviewed “Problematic gaming and subjective well-being: How does mindfulness play a role?” for International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Oct 10, 2017.

Reviewed “Radical Transformation: The Unexpected Interplay of Consciousnes and Reality” book proposal of Imants Baruss for American Psychology Association books.

Reviewed “The Dreams of Monks: Studies on Chinese Buddhist’ Dream Content”, for Dreaming, August 30, 2017.

Reviewed “Reflective Awarenews and Cognitive Qualities in Dreams: Implications for Lucid Dream Research” for International Journal of Dream Research, August 2017.

Reviewed “Design and Evaluation of Smartphone-based Training for Mindfulness and Openness to Experience” for Behaviour and Information Technology, June 2017.

Reviewed “Things You Can Do With Art Games: social and cognitive Affordances of Two Depression-Themed Art Games”, for Games and Culture, June 2017.

Reviewed “Designing and Evaluating Games for Mindfulness” for CHI PLAY, May 28, 2017.

Reviewed “Lucid dreaming: A diary study” for Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, Feb 13, 2017.

Reviewed 24 abstracts of research and theory for possible presentation at the 2017 International Association for the study of Dreams conference in Anaheim, California, Jan. 2017.

Reviewed “Bridging Lucid Dreaming Research and Transpersonal Psychology: Toward transpersonal studies of lucid dreams” for Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Oct 25, 2016.

Reviewed 8 grant proposals for research grants from the Dream Science Foundation/International Association for the Study of Dreams in their 2016 call, Oct. 19-20, 2015

Reviewed “Mindfulness and lucid dream frequency predicts the ability to control lucid dreams” for Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, Oct 5, 2016.

Reviewed “Exploring the Role of Need for Cognition, Field Independence and Locus Of Control On the Incidence of Lucid Dreams: A 12 Week Induction Study” for Dreaming, August 2016.

Reviewed “Violence, Sex, and Dreams: Violent and Sexual Media Content Infiltrate Our Dreams at Night” for Dreaming, July 12, 2016.

Reviewed “Physical self-concept and the frequency of lucid dreams and nightmares” for Dreaming, Jan 20, 2016.

Reviewed “Awareness of bizarreness, reflective awareness, and cognitive abilities in dreams” for Consciousness and Cognition, Jan. 20, 2016.

Reviewed 22 abstracts of research or theory papers for possible presentation at the 2016 International Association for the Study of Dreams conference in Rolduc, Netherlands, Dec. 2015.

Reviewed “Olfactory stimuli increase presence during simulated exposure” for Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Dec 10, 2015.

Reviewed “Lucid dreaming frequency and the Big Five personality factors” for Imagination, Cognition and Personality, Nov. 12, 2015

Reviewed “Posttraumatic Nightmares and Imagery Rehearsal: The Role of Lucid Dreaming” for Dreaming, Oct 29, 2015.

Reviewed 13 proposals for research grants from the Dream Science Foundation/International Association for the Study of Dreams in their 2015 call, Oct. 21, 2015.

Reviewed “Gamer motivation and positive personality traits”, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Oct. 14, 2015.

Reviewed “Comparing the Processes of Mindfulness and Play” for The American Journal of Play, Sept. 2015.

Reviewed “Online Gaming, Current Health, and Future Doctor Visits, in Young Adults: A One-year Prospective Study” for Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, July 2015.

Reviewed “The relationship between parental and adolescent eHealth literacy and online health information seeking in Taiwan” for Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, May 2015.

Reviewed “Synchronous physiological electrical fields: Function and interface potential.” For a book Exploring the Collective Unconscious in the Age of Digital Media. edited by Stephen Schafer for IGI Global.

Reviewed “The Dream Analog: Drama Based Video Games (DBG).” For a book Exploring the Collective Unconscious in the Age of Digital Media. edited by Stephen Schafer for IGI Global.

Reveiwed “Mindcraft: A clinical technique to promote cross-cultural dialogue” for Games and Culture, Feb 2015.

Reviewed 9 posters for possible presentation at the 2015 International Association for the Study of Dreams conference in Virginia Beach, VA, Feb. 2015.

Reviewed “The Dreams of  Artifician Intelligence: Machine Dreaming and Consciousness” book proposal for Neuroscience, Elsevier.

Reviewed “How much information about the dreamer is in one dream report? An experimental study and its clinical implications” for International Journal of Dream Research, Jan. 26, 2015.

Reviewed 15 papers for possible presentation at the 2015 International Association for the Study of Dreams conference in Virginia Beach, VA, December 2014.

Reviewed “Phenomenal Features of Dreams with and without Awareness” for Dreaming, Oct. 31, 2014.

Reviewed 16 proposals for research grants from the Dream Science Foundation/International Association for the Study of Dreams in their 2014 call, Oct. 20, 2014.

Reviewed “The People we Meet: Discriminating Functions of Parasocial Interaction” for Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, Oct. 17, 2014.

Reviewed “Play and productivity: The constitution of ageing adults in research on digital games” for Games and Culture, Aug. 1, 2014.

Reviewed “Warning Dreams Preceding the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: A Survey of the Most Important Characteristics”, for Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, May 2014

Reviewed a paper “Frequency of precognitive dreams and lucid dreams: Differential patterns of association with consciousness in impactful dreams” for Perceptual and Motor Skills, Feb. 2014.

Reviewed a grant proposal entitled “Dream Cartography – Mapping Dream Space and Dream Content into an Interactive Web Platform for Exploratory Analysis of Dreams” for the Swiss National Science Foundation: Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Engineering (division II), June 2013.

Reviewed “Variations in physiological reactivity to sedentary versus active videogame play” for Games and Culture, June 3, 2013.

Reviewed “The phenomenology of lucid dreaming: An online survey” for The American Journal of Psychology, April 17, 2013

Reviewed “On the treatment of nightmares: Exploratory clinical studies with lucid dreaming as add-on therapy to Gestalt therapy” for the journal Dreaming, April/May 2013.

Reviewed three course outline and other course materials on Ria Busnik for the University of Alberta towards her receiving a distinguished teaching award, Jan. 2013.

Reviewed “Games People Play: Investigating Video Games as Religion” for Philosophy & Technology, Nov. 2012.

Reviewed “TV viewing and dreaming in children: The UK library study” for The International Journal of Dream Research, Oct. 2012.

Reviewed “An addictive Model of Playing Online Games” for the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Sept. 2012.

Reviewed for “Consciousness and Cognition” an article Transcendent Experiences Motivate “Escape” from the Body via Intimate Partnerships, July 16, 2012.

Reviewed “Dream Science”, a book proposal for Elsevier to be edited by James Pagel, May 2012.

Reviewed “NDE Simulating Experiment: REM sleep is a Cause of Near-Death Experiences” for Dreaming, April 2012.

Reviewed “The ideal space to ‘become’ the real self: Can Carl Roger’s Real Self really be revealed on the Internet?” for Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, August 2011.

Reviewed “Lucid dream mathematics: An explorative online study of arithmetic abilities of dream characters” for International Journal of Dream Research, May 2011.

Reviewed “Mindful of Race: A call for  Socail Affective Neuroscience” for Mindfulness, April 2011.

Reviewed “Cognitive and Neurocognitive Bases of Narrative Sequences in Lucid Dreams” for Dreaming, March 2011.

Reviewed a grant proposal,  “Lucid Dreaming and Performance on Prefrontal Cortical Tasks”, for The Mind Science Foundation: Tom Slick Research Awards in Consciousness. Jan. 2011.

Reviewed “Frequency of lucid dreams and lucid dream practice in German athletes” for Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, Dec. 2010.

Reviewed “ Virtual Communities, Sociability, Online Relationships, Online vs. Offline, Online Games” for Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Dec. 2010.

Reviewed “Lucid dreaming frequency in a representative German sample” for Ammons Scientific, Ltd. Publishers of Psychological Reports and Perceptual & Motor Skills, June 24, 2010.

Reviewed a script for a DVD on lucid dreaming, making comments and suggestions. June 18, 2010.

Reviewed “Reading dream literature: Frequency, influencing factors and self-rated benefit” for American Journal of Psychology, May 2010.

Reviewed “Association of lucid dreaming frequency with Stroop task performance” for Dreaming, March 2010.

Reviewed “Communication in Multiplayer Gaming: Examining Player Responses to Gender Cues in Online Teams” for Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, March 2010.

Reviewed “A re-examination of the interference hypothesis on dream recall” for International Journal of Dream Research, July, 2009.

Reviewed “What Subjective Experiences Determine the Perception of Falling Asleep During Sleep Onset Period?” for Consciousness and Cognition, July, 2009.

Reviewed “People and Pixels: Shifting Self and the Fluid Relationship between Player and Avatar in an Online Role-Playing Game” for Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Oct. 2008.

Reviewed “Associations of lucid dreaming frequency with Stroop  task and Change Blindness performance” for Cognition and Consciousness, submitted Feb. 25, 2008.

Reviewed in fall of 2007 paper was accepted for publication: Schredl, M., Anders, A., Hellriegel, S. & Rehm, A. (2008). TV viewing, computer game playing and nightmares in school children. Dreaming, 18(2), 69-76.

Member of the program committee for the 2008 meeting of the International Assocation for the Study of Dreams. Reviewed several submission on anthropological perspectives on dreams.

Reviewed “Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology” for The American Journal of Psychology, submitted Nov. 6, 2007.

Reviewer for Santrock, Woloshyn, Gallagher, DiPetta, and Marini’s Educational Psychology: 2nd Canadian Edition, April 2006.

Created Powerpoint presentation for Myers and Spencer’s Social Psychology 3rd Canadian Edition, Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, February, 2006.

Reviewer for Olson/Breckler/Wiggins, Social Psychology Alive First Canadian Edition, June 2005.

Reviewer for Berk’s, Child Development Sixth Edition, Allyn & Bacon, October, 2004.

Reviewer for Krippner and Bogzaran, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work With Them, July 2000.

  1. Editor
    1. Books

Member editorial board (2015), Schafer, S.B. (Ed.), Exploring the Collective Unconscious in a Digital Age. IGA Global.

Member editorial board (2016), Schafer, S.B. (Ed.), Exploring Cognitive Ethics in the Interactive Metaverse and Mass Media. IGA Global.

  1. Journals

Associate Editor, Dreaming: Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams (1998-1999).

Reviewer and Consulting Editor, Dreaming: Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams (1991 – current)

Reviewer and Consulting Editor, International Journal of Dream Research (2008 – current)

  1. Quasi-professional publication editorship

Lucidity Letter (Senior editor; 1981-1990) – This was a semiannual journal which became an annual called Lucidity. It was published by the Lucidity Association for professionals and sophisticated dreamers interested in lucid dreams, conscious awareness of dreaming while remaining asleep and dreaming, and related states of consciousness. This publication grew from a quarterly two-page newsletter to a semiannual bound journal averaging 150 pages per issue during my editorship. In addition to founding, publishing, and editing all issues for its first 10 years, I have also coordinated the publication of the proceedings of the lucid dreaming conferences in this journal (June 1986, December 1987, December 1988, December 1989, and December 1990). Circulation averaged 200 to 400 subscribers per issue.

ASD Newsletter (Senior editor; 1984-1988) – This newsletter was issued six times a year (currently quarterly) by the International Association for the Study of Dreams. It was designed for the members of IASD and included abstracts of papers and invited addresses given at the association’s annual meeting as well as book reviews and interviews with leading figures in dream work. It was an interdisciplinary vehicle with articles from artists to physiologists to clinicians interested in the use and meaning of the dream. I founded it as a quarterly and edited its first five years of publication.