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Unformatted text preview: at this short list of common themes (adapted from Wieten, 1992) type of dream frequency reported (%) falling 83 being attacked or pursued 77 trying repeatedly to do something 71 school, studying, teachers 71 sexual experiences 66 Not as exciting as you may have thought! Dreams seem to be influenced by our waking lives (stress, happiness, trauma, etc influence dream content). This makes a lot of sense. When we sleep, we are the same people we were while awake, with the same problems, concerns, things that make us happy, excited, etc. Why should our thought process be so drastically different when we sleep? Should we become different people when we sleep?...
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- Fall '09