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Department ofPsychology

Tracey Kahan


Tracey Kahan

Professor Emeritus

  • Discrimination of memories for actual and imagined experience
  • Relationship between dreaming and waking cognition and metacognition
  • Contribution of reflective consciousness to memory
  • "Mindfulness" Practice and social action 
  • PSYC 1: General Psychology I
  • PSYC 43: Research Methods
  • PSYC 120: Perception
  • PSYC 131: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 133: Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 135: Psychology of Sleep and Dreaming
  • PSYC 195: Research Practicum

Kahan, T. L., & Claudatos, S. (2016). Phenomenological features of dreams: Results from dream log studies using the Subjective Experiences Rating Scale (SERS). Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal41, 159–176. Library

Thomas, S., Pollak, M., & Kahan, T. L. (2015). Subjective qualities of dreams with and without awareness. Dreaming25(3), 173–189. Library

Kahan, T. L. (2011). Possible worlds, possible selves: Dreaming and the liberation of consciousness. In S. Kakar (Ed.), On dreams and dreaming (pp. 109-126). New Delhi: Viking-Penguin. PDF

Kahan, T.L. and LaBerge, Stephen P. (2011). Dreaming and waking: Similarities and differences revisited, Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 494-515. PDF

Bulkeley, K. and Kahan, T.L. (2008). The impact of September 11 on dreaming. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 1248-1256. PDF

Baker, F. C., Colrain, I. A., Kahan, T. L., Trinder, J. (2007). Sleep Quality and the Sleep Electroencephalogram in Women with Severe Premenstrual Syndrome. SLEEP, Vol. 30, No. 10. PDF

Kahan, T. L., & Simone, P. (2005). Where neurocognition meets the master: Attention and metacognition in Zen. Chapter to appear in K. Bulkeley (Ed.), Soul, Psyche, & Brain (pp. 113-137), New York: Palgrave. PDF   

Frey, M., Graca, M., Hem, H., Hoffman, C., & Kahan, T. L. (2003). Influence of a Sleeping Verses Waking Retention Interval on Spatial Visual Auditory Memory Performance. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 8 (4), 163-169. PDF

Kahan, T.L. (2001). Consciousness in dreaming: A metacognitive approach. In K. Bulkeley (Ed.), Dreams: A reader on the religious, cultural, and psychological dimensions of dreaming (pp. 333-360). New York: Palgrave. PDF

Rose, D.A., & Kahan, T. L. (2001). Melatonin and sleep qualities in healthy adults: Pharmacological and expectancy effects. The Journal of General Psychology: Experimental, Physiological, and Comparative Psychology, 128 (4), 401-421. PDF

Kahan, T.L. (2000). The "problem" of dreaming in NREM sleep continues to challenge reductionist (two generator) models of dream generation (Commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23: 6, 956-958. 

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

Kahan, T.L., Mohsen, R., Tandez, J., & McDonald, J. (1999). Discriminating memories for actual and imagined taste experiences: A reality monitoring approach. American Journal of Psychology, 112(1), 97-112. PDF

Rose, D.A., Chase, J., Blazej, E., & Kahan, T. L. (1999). Effects of exogenous melatonin on sleep quality in healthy college students. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 4(1), 3-8. PDF

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

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

Kahan, T.L. (1996). Memory source confusions: The effects of character rotational sensory modality. American Journal of Psychology, 109, 431-449. PDF

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