CURRICULUM VITAE

Jayne Gackenbach



I. Personal Information


Work Address: Department of Psychology; Grant MacEwan University; Room 6-323H; 10700 - 104 Avenue; Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2

Telephone:

Office: 780-633-3892

Fax: 780-497-5308

Marital Status: divorced

Children: a daughter (30 years) and a son (24 years)

Date of Birth: May 24, 1946

Citizenship: Canadian and U.S.A.

E-mail: gackenbachj@macewan.ca


II. Education


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


III. Professional Experience


1. Current Academic Employment/Appointments


I am currently a full-time instructor at Grant MacEwan University (GMU); Edmonton, Alberta. (I was part time since 1992 and began as full time in 2002).


I am also currently an online instructor in communication studies courses at Athabasca University (I have been part time online both teaching and writing courses for about 13 years).


Here is a list of colleges and universities I have taught at since immigrating to Canada in the late 1980’s:


Face to Face Teaching:

University of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta

Blue Quills First Nations College, St. Paul, Alberta

Maskwachees Cultural College, Hobbema, Alberta

Yellowhead Tribal College, Edmonton, Alberta

Northern Lakes College, Slave Lake, Alberta


Distance Education:

Saybrook Graduate Institute, San Francisco, Calif.

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

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, Calif.


2. Past Academic Appointments


Assistant/Associate Professor: Department of Psychology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1980-1989.


Assistant Professor: Department of Psychology, Clarion State College, Clarion, PA, 1978-1980.


Past Part-time Instructor (see above for Canadian schools):


Wartburg College, Waverly, IA, 1982; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 1976-1978; John Tyler Community College, Petersburg, VA,1977-1978.


3. Teaching Experience


Psychology of Consciousness (graduate level at Saybrook Institute and undergraduate level at GMU)

Humans and Computers (distance offering through Athabasca University and seminar at GMU)

Social Psychology (graduate level as a methods course and undergraduate as a survey course, also taught applied social psychology courses; wrote a social psychology course with a Native orientation for Yellowhead Tribal College, Fall 2001)

Personality (wrote a personality course with a Native orientation for Yellowhead Tribal College, Fall 2001, and for Northern Lakes College, Winter 2002)

Developmental Psychology (Child and Life Span; wrote a child/adolescent development psychology course with a Native orientation for Yellowhead Tribal College, Fall 2001, and for Northern Lakes College, Winter 2002)

Introductory Psychology (Psy 104 and Psy 105) (including correspondence course which I designed and then supervised for several years at the University of Northern Iowa; wrote an introductory psychology course with a Native orientation for Yellowhead Tribal College, Winter 1999; wrote ecampus Alberta courses for GMU during sessional appointment 2003-2004)

Psychology of Teaching (taught as an Educational Psychology course; wrote a educational psychology course with a Native orientation for Yellowhead Tribal College, Fall 2001, and for Northern Lakes College, Winter 2002)

Sleep and Dreams (includes a non-credit course on dreams I developed for internet offering for GMU which is currently offered, in expanded form, through San Diego University of Integrative Studies)

Psychology of Women (Sex Differences)

Research Methods/Statistics (taught as an undergraduate course but most often as a graduate course in experimental research methods although I have also taught qualitative methods; currently tutoring CMNS 308: Understanding Statistical Evidence and CMNS 410: Audience Effect Research for AU)

Research Experience in Psychology (Over the 10 years I was with the University of Northern Iowa and 2 years at Clarion State College I 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. Currently I am supervising honors students at GMU with paper presentations and publications resulting from our work.)


On-line courses written/revised and currently tutoring for Athabasca University as part of the communication studies degree.:

Computers and the Human Experience (CMNS 321)

Personal Implications of the Internet (CMNS 421)

Understanding Statistical Evidence (CMNS 308)

Audience Effects Research (CMNS 410)


4. Other On-line Activities


  1. 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 coordinate 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).

  2. I am the web master of special interest site, Spiritwatch, http://www.spiritwatch.ca, where academic papers by colleagues, students, and me are posted dealing with the development of consciousness. Selected past issues of a newsletter/journal I edited, Lucidity Letter, are also available at this site and at Grant MacEwan Universities library site.

  3. 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 also used Blackboard and WEBCT to supplement courses both face to face and online.

  4. Founding web master of professional society webpage, International Association for the Study of Dreams, http://www.asdreams.org.


5. Committee Work


Grant MacEwan University:

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

Library Committee, 2004-2007

Student Success Committee, 2006-2008

Mass testing coordinator for Department of Psychology 2006-2007

Research Ethics Appeal Board, 2005-current

Colloquia Series Coordinator 2008-current

Member of Faculty Web Pages Committee 2008-current


International Association for the Study of Dreams:

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 journal Lucidity Letter, 1981-1990.


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:

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.

6. Workshops


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:


Tata Management Training Centre, Puna India

Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York

Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Keyano College, Ft. McMurray, Alberta

YWCA conference, Edmonton, Alberta

Medley Family & Community Support Services, Medley, Alberta

Yellowhead Tribal College, Spruce Grove, Alberta

Bearwoman & Associates, Edmonton, Alberta

Alberta Vocational College, Grouard, Alberta

Four Worlds, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta

Minerva Institute, Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton Public School, Continuing Education, Edmonton, Alberta


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.


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 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.


7. Media


Gackenbach, J.I. (2006). Powerpoint presentation for Myers and Spencer, 3rd Canadian Edition of Social Psychology. McGraw-Hill Ryerson.


I am interviewed from time to time by the media about my work on dreams, consciousness, the internet, or video games.


2009 media:

CTV interview on facebook appeared in mid Feb


Jeffries, L.B. (2009). Video Games and their Impact on Dreams. PopMatters, Feb. 20, 2009, Retreived Feb. 20, 2009 from http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/70728-video-games-and-their-impact-on-dreams/


City TV interview on blackberry use on March 11, 2009

Ehring, Nils (2009, March). Spielerträume. Online German gamer magazine article about my research – retrieved March 30 2009 from http://www.krawall.de/web/special/id,35179/s,,c


Article on my research into video games and lucidity by Ryan Hurd in the June 2009 “The Lucid Dream Exchange” called “The Science of Lucid Dreaming: The Electronic Media Effect” retrieved July 10, 2009 from http://www.dreaminglucid.com/issues/LDE51.pdf


I was featured in a documentary “Wake Up! Exploring the potential of lucid dreaming” directed and produced by Kra Sass and Chris Olsen, 2009 – it is a private production and is planned to be entered into film competitions


Was interviewed by Now Magazine on Sept 21 2009 for research on gaming and lucid dreams.






IV. Professional Society Memberships


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

American Psychological Association

Digital Games Research Association

International Communications Association

Canadian Game Studies Association


IV. Honors and Grants


Research grant from the International Association for the Study of Dreams and the Dream Research Foundation for research on video game play, creativity and dream bizarreness, Nov. 2008 to June 2009.

Faculty Mentored Student Innovation Project Award from the MacEwan Research Office for research associated with Fragapalooza, 2009. June 2008-May 2009.

Research Award from the MacEwan Research Office for a research assistant and software to run a study on presence during video game play of high and low end players, Winter/Spring 2007.

Research Award from the GMU Divisional Research Fund for a research assistant to content analyze dreams from a study on media use and dreams, Winter, 2007

Research Award from the MacEwan Research Office for two research assistants and equipment to support research on video game players, Summer, 2006.

Research Award from the MacEwan Research Office for a research assistant to help with editorial work on two books about the psychology of the Internet, Summer 2005.

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, Consciousness Studies as Rehabilitation Among the Central Alberta Cree, at “What is the Psychology of the New Millennium? A Conference on Consciousness and the Future of Psychology”, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, October, 1998.

Invited to present a talk Psychology of Internet Use at Mecklermedia's Fall Internet World, New York City, October, 1998.

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.

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 Dalai Lama, topic of meeting was Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying, Dharamsala, India, Oct., 1992.

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

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.

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

Invited paper for the Association for the Study of Dreams journal, Dreaming, March 1991, "Frameworks for Understanding Lucid Dreaming: A Review".

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

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.

Professional Development Leave to write a book on lucid dreaming for the academic year 1987-88 from the University of Northern Iowa. Summer Fellowship entitled, A Return to Mentalistic Approaches in the Study of Dreams, funded by the Graduate College at the University of Northern Iowa for 1987.

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.

Selected for participation in the NSF Chautauqua course entitled, Frontiers of Neuosciences at the University of Iowa, 1980-1981.

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

Awarded "Pass with Distinction" on major area (social/personality) of doctoral preliminary examinations, Virginia Commonwealth University, September, 1977.




V. Writing/Research Activities


1. Books


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

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

Gackenbach, J.I. & Bosveld, J. (1989). Control your dreams, N.Y.: Harper & Row.

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

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

Gackenbach, J.I. The traditional death of Crow Woman. Unpublished biography.

Gackenbach, J.I. (Editor) (2007). Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Implication (2nd edition), San Diego: Academic Press.

Gillespie, Joanie & Gackenbach, J.I. (2007), cyber.rules. NY: Norton.


2. Book Chapters


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. and M. Ullman (Eds.), Handbook of Altered States of Consciousness (p 159-198). N.Y.: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

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. (1991). 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. (1991). A recent history of dream scholarship: From psychophysiological bankruptcy to post-formal operational dreams. 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. (1991). Women and meditators as gifted lucid dreamers. In S. Krippner (Ed.), Dreamtime & Dreamwork, Los Angeles: Tarcher.

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.

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. (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.

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

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. (2000). Sleep and consciousness. In Karen Shanor (Ed.), The Brain and Consciousness: Frontier of the 21st Century. 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.

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

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.

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., Matty, Ian, Kuruvilla, Beena, Samaha, Ashley Nicole Zederayko, Alexis, Olischefski, Jordan & Von Stackelberg, Heather (2009). Video game play: Waking and dreaming consciousness. Stanley Krippner (Ed.), Perchance To Dream, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers..

Gackenbach, J.I., Kuruvilla, B., Dopko, R. & Le, H. (in press). Dreams and video game play. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Computer Games: Learning Objectives, Cognitive Performance and Effects on Development, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Gackenbach, J.I. (in press). The traditional death of Crow-woman. To be included in F. Bogzaran, K. Johnson, & K. Jaenke (eds.). Dreams and Shamanism.


3. Journal Articles


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.

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 appropriatenessw. Resources in Education, 10 (4), 43.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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., 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. (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. (1985-86). 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). The differential meaning of sex role attitude scales for males vs females using a perceptual learning format. Journal of Social Psychology, 125 (2), 233-243.

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

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., 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. & 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. (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.

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

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. (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.

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.

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. (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.

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.

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.

Mason, L., Alexander, C.N., Travis, F. Gackenbach, J. & Orme-Johnson, D. (1995) EEG correlates of "higher states of consciousness" during sleep. Sleep., 24, 152.

Lukoff, D, Francis, Lu, Turner, R. & Gackenbach, J. (1996) Transpersonal psychology research review: Researching religious and spiritual problems on the internet. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. 27(2), 153-170.

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

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

Gackenbach, J.I. & Kuruvilla, B. (2008). Video game play effects on dreams: Self-evaluation and content analysis. Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture. 2(2), 169-186. Retrieved June 11, 2009 from http://www.eludamos.org/index.php/eludamos/article/view/53/87.

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

Gackenbach, J.I. (2008). 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. (2009) Electronic media and lucid-control dreams: Morning after reports. Dreaming. 19(1). 1-6.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2009). 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.



Papers currently under editorial consideration:


Gackenbach, J.I., Kuruvilla, B. & Dopko, R. (in submission). Video game play and dream bizarreness. Dreaming.

Gackenbach, J.I., Matty, Ian, Kuruvilla, Beena, Samaha, Ashley Nicole Zederayko, Alexis, & Olischefski, Jordan (in submission). Video Game Play: Waking and dreaming consciousness explored through interviews of hard core players. International Journal of Dream Research.

Gackenbach, J.I., Hunt, H., & Dopko, R. (in submission). A deeper inquiry into the association between lucid dreams and video game play. Journal of Mind and Behavior.

4. Course Manuals

Gackenbach, J.I. & Parks, A. (2009). Communication Studies 333: Introduction to Communications Research. Course study guide for Athabasca University.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2008). Communication Studies 321: Computing in Every Day Life. Course study guide for Athabasca University.

Gackenbach, J.I. (2006). Communication Studies 421: Being Online. Course study guide for Athabasca University.

Ross, L. & Gackenbach, J.I. (2006). Communication Studies 308: Understanding Statistical Evidence. Course study guide for Athabasca University.


5. Popular Press Magazine Publications/interviews (only those where I am a coauthor are listed):


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

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.

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

Clark, G. (interview with J.I. Gackenbach) (1990, fall). Control your dreams. Aurora, 14(2),26-32.

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

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


5. Editorial/Reviewer (in addition to above books)


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.


Member of editorial board of International Journal of Dream Research, 2008.


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.



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, American Indian Culture and Research Journal (1994)


Lucidity Letter (Senior editor; 1981-1990) - This was a semiannual journal (it is now an annual called Lucidity) 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 Association for the Study of Dreams. It was designed for the members of ASD and included abstracts of papers and invited addresses given at the associations 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.


6. Paper/Poster Presentations


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.

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.

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. (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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Woodman, Pamela & Gackenbach, Jayne (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. (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.

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. (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. (http://www.sawka.com/spiritwatch/nativepowerpt).

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

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. (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. (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. & 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. & Kuruvilla, B. (2008, April). Dreams and Electronic Media: Current Status. Paper to be 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. Paper 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, Beena & 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. & 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.



7. Colloquia/Symposia/Panel Discussions-


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

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.

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. (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.

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.

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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (1996, July). Cree, Navajo, and Euro-North American perspecitives on dreams and death. Paper presented at a symposium entitled "Dreams and death: Euro-North American and Native North American perspectives" at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley, CA.

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

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. (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.

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

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.


8. Research supervision


a. Graduate students


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).

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).

Cranson, R. (1989). A Vedic perspective on intelligence. Doctoral Dissertation, Dept. 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Molina, David (2009). Massive Multiplayer Online Games: A Heuristic Inquiry Into The Experience Of The Hard Core Computer Gamer. Doctoral Dissertation, 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).


b. Undergraduate students


Over the nine years I was with the University of Northern Iowa and 2 years at Clarion State College I supervised over 100 students in senior research experiences. Some of these projects were subsequently presented at professional meetings and published in professional journals. I have also occasionally supervised undergraduate research projects at Augustana University College. In my current position at Grant MacEwan University I also supervise honors students thesis who become coauthors on both conference presentations and publications.


VII. References: upon request

Dr. Gackenbach can be reached at spiritwa@spiritwatch.ca.


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