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Running Head: Unit IV1Unit IVJonathan DuffWaldorf UniversityPSY 1010February 19th, 2018
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Unit IV2The article “Violence, sex, and dreams: Violent and sexual media content infiltrate our dreams at night,” raises the question of how media may affect our lives as we sleep. This study separated itself from its predecessors in that it included the influences of sexually based media on dreams. It was performed in Turkey using 1,287 individuals, ranging between 10 and 60 yearsof age. The children came from a mix of public and private schools, while the adults were recruited from various social networking websites.The authors had predicted that media use would influence dreams, particularly in our modern era where we have increasingly easy access to media devices. They pointed out that mostyoung people carry their media devices (phones or tablets) from the bathroom to their beds, and naturally supposed that this would affect their dream content in addition to negatively impacting their sleep cycle, as proven in other studies (Van den Bulck, Çetin, Terzi, & Bushman, 2016). In an effort to complement the previous studies on the topic, they measured the effects of both violent media as well as media of a sexual nature. They found that men were more likely than women to report both violent and sexually based dreams before and after the study. The authors also point out that since the results were based on the individuals’ “self-reports,” therefore they have limitations, by which it could be inferred that the responses provided may notbe entirely accurate or honest. For example, men might report having more violent dreams as a way to conform to some social image that they feel they need to portray. This could be labeled as
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