Dreaming - Dreaming Despite an incredible amount of...

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Dreaming Despite an incredible amount of interest, empirical study of dreams is relatively new and unsophisticated. Generally, research consists of waking people up during REM and asking them about content of their dreams, OR the subjects are asked to keep a log of dreams over a period of time. Do you see any problems with this?? Validity is very questionable - anytime you are asked to "remember" something, there are gaps in your memory which you attempt to fill in. Therefore, memory is subjective and often flawed when asked to remember things that occurred while you were awake. Imagine how much greater the problems are when you are asked to remember something that occurred when you were asleep. A. Dream Content: most dreams are mundane - consist of familiar settings, with known characteristics like friends and family. Take a look 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
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '08 term at Broward College.

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